Friday, 9 August 2019

WORD Christchurch Events


How can we see where we’re going, if we don’t know where we’ve been? In his recent Michael King Memorial Lecture, historian Vincent O’Malley stressed the importance of teaching the bloody story of the New Zealand Wars in our schools, to understand today’s society, and recently gave historical context to the Ihumātao dispute in The Spinoff.

Simon Winchester has spent his career bringing to life stories from the past, and Sacha McMeeking’s research interests lie in Māori futures, which are inextricably linked to history. Join them for a lively conversation about the importance of owning our history, the good and the bad, in order to look to the future. Chaired by Peter Field.

Saturday 31 August, 1.00–2.00 p.m.
The Piano
Christchurch


Tickets $20, available from WORD Christchurch.



 

Vincent O'Malley: The New Zealand Wars


The New Zealand Wars profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history. Fought between the Crown and various groups of Māori between 1845 and 1872, remnants and reminders from these conflicts and their aftermath can be found all over the country. The wars are an integral part of the New Zealand story but we have not always cared to remember or acknowledge them.

Vincent O’Malley discusses his latest book on the causes, events and consequences of the New Zealand Wars (Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa) with Ngāi Tahu historian, Mike Stevens.

Saturday 31 August, 5.00–6.00 p.m.
The Piano
Christchurch

Tickets $20, available via WORD Christchurch.

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