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Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840

The Meeting Place book cover

What can  we learn from the time before the Treaty? A great deal, according to Vincent O’Malley. His new book,The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840, charts the story of early cultural contacts in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In the period

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Conference Call

HistoryWorks Limited is to sponsor a major conference to be held in Wellington later this year.Indigenous Knowledges: Reconciling Academic Priorities with Indigenous Realities will bring together leading Māori academics and researchers across a range of disciplines, along with indigenous and

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Wairarapa ki Tararua Hearings

The Waitangi Tribunal’s Wairarapa ki Tararua hearings drew to a close this month when lawyers for claimants and the Crown presented their closing submissions. The ninth and final hearing from 7-11 March came a year after the Tribunal commenced its

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Doctoring History

Vincent O'Malley graduating

HistoryWorks Research Director Dr Vincent O’Malley became the first ever PhD graduate in New Zealand Studies when he received his degree at Victoria University’s Te Herenga Waka marae in December 2004. Vincent, who undertook his studies through the Treaty of

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Turanga Report Launch

The Waitangi Tribunal’s keenly-awaited report on the claims of the Turanganui-a-Kiwa people was released at Whakatō marae, Manutuke, in October 2004. Attending the report’s emotional launch were HistoryWorks directors Moka Apiti, Bruce Stirling and Dr Vincent O’Malley, who all presented

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Hawaii Five-0

Hawaiian pa site

HistoryWorks Mapping Director Moka Apiti travelled to the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in November 2004 at the invitation of Professor Brian Murton (Nga Puhi) of the Geography Department. Moka gave a guest lecture to post-graduate students at the university

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