31 Queens Garden
BWB Talks: The New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa
The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts fought between the Crown and various Māori groups between 1845 and 1872.
These wars profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history and are an integral part of the New Zealand story. Today, interest in the wars is resurgent.
Acclaimed historian Vincent O’Malley (author of best-selling histories The New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa and The Great War for New Zealand) will deliver a 35-minute public talk on The New Zealand Wars, before public Q&A facilitated by Professor Jacinta Ruru.
Sunday 13 October 2.00–3.00 p.m. (doors open 1:45pm) Auditorium Toitū Otago Settlers Museum 31 Queens Garden Dunedin
Free event, all welcome
About the Speakers
Historian Vincent O’Malley is a founding partner of the Wellington research consultancy HistoryWorks. He has published widely on New Zealand history, including The New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa and The Great War for New Zealand. With Professor Joanna Kidman, he is leading the Marsden Fund project ‘He Taonga te Wareware? Remembering and Forgetting Difficult Histories in Aotearoa/New Zealand’, into how the nineteenth century New Zealand wars have helped shape memory, identity and history.
Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) (Chair) is an award-winning Professor of Law at the University of Otago, Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Centre of Māori Research Excellence, fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, and recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Excellence in Tertiary Teaching.