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Change of Address

After fifteen years in Boulcott Street, HistoryWorks has recently moved to new premises in central Wellington, close to the National Library and Archives New Zealand. We are now based at level 6, 120 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011 (on the corner

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The New Zealand Wars/Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa

The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history. Fought between the Crown and various groups of Māori between 1845 and 1872, the wars touched many aspects of life

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Michael King Memorial Lecture: Auckland Writers Festival

Although the New Zealand Wars (1845-1872) have profoundly shaped our country they have been little acknowledged, taught and understood. Historian Vincent O’Malley presents an introduction to the causes, course and consequences of these defining conflicts fought between groups of Māori

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Defining Conflicts? The New Zealand Wars

In this Friends of the Turnbull Library event, Dr Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, will present an overview of the New Zealand Wars – a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course

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NZ Historical Association Mary Boyd Prize 2017

HistoryWorks Director Dr Vincent O’Malley was named as the 2017 winner of the Mary Boyd Prize at the New Zealand Historical Association’s conference held in Auckland in December. Named in memory of the Pacific historian Mary Beatrice Boyd (1921–2010), this

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Change of Postal Address

Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central New Zealand last November, the PostShop housing our mail box in Marion Square has been permanently closed. Please note that our new postal address is: PO Box 24145 Wellington 6142 All other

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Public Talk: The Great War for New Zealand

The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000 Public talk at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato When: Sunday 9 October 2016, 4.30 – 7 p.m. Where: Waikato Museum Lecture Theatre, 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton Website: www.facebook.com/events/366124450442808 Vincent O’Malley talks

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Kiingitanga: The Untold Story

Vincent O’Malley recently appeared in the three-part documentary series Kiingitanga: The Untold Story. Documenting the more than 150-year history of New Zealand’s Māori King movement, the series provides rich insights into the past, present and future of Aotearoa’s indigenous monarchy.

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The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000

Due to be published by Bridget Williams Books in October 2016, Vincent O’Malley’s lavishly-illustrated new history of the Waikato War promises to challenge assumptions that we know all we need to about the wars fought on New Zealand’s own shores.

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Waitangi Rua Rautau Lectures 2016

Vincent O’Malley recently took part in the Waitangi Rua Rautau Lectures for 2016, held at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Herenga Waka Marae. After an initial address from Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick on the recent council partnership agreement with Te

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