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2023 Humanities Aronui Medal

Dr Vincent O'Malley has been awarded the Humanities Aronui Medal for his contribution to the research, knowledge, and public understanding of New Zealand history, particularly of the New Zealand Wars and Māori-Pākehā relations throughout the nineteenth century. Dr Vincent O'Malley has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure New Zealanders take ownership of their history.    He was prominent in the push to have New Zealand history taught in all schools, supporting the campaign started by Ōtorohanga College students in 2014.    His public engagement is backed by his scholarship, including several books on the New Zealand Wars.      Vincent’s current research includes a Marsden research project, co-led with Professor Joanna Kidman, tracing shifting historical perspectives of the New Zealand Wars.      Vincent’s internationally