The Waikato War was the defining conflict in New Zealand history, says historian Vincent O’Malley in his seminal new work. It was a war that inflicted a huge number of casualties (more per capita than World War 1), destroyed a thriving regional economy and set back Māori-Pakeha relations by generations.
His bold, new work The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, has been acclaimed by Māori and Pakeha. Here, O’Malley discusses the book with Guyon Espiner.
When: Saturday, 28 October 2017
Where: Carrus Crystal Palace, Tauranga Waterfront
See also: 'Our Place to Stand'
Six speakers have 7 minutes each to explore what it means to be a New
Zealander, whether by birth or adoption, and the identity that comes
with breathing the air of this chain of islands between Polynesia and
Antarctica. Their notion of tūrangawaewae – places where we feel
especially empowered and connected – will also be discussed. Questions
from the audience encouraged.