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J D Stout Lecture: The Waikato War: Myth, History and the ‘Art of Forgetting’

Date: 24 September 2014

Time: 4.10 pm

Venue: McLaurin Lecture Theatre 103, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington

Vincent O’Malley
JD Stout Fellow 2014

Collective memories, like individual ones, can be selective. We sometimes choose what we remember. And those choices are often instructive. But as scholars have also noted, there is an art to forgetting. It can be more than simply the absence of memory. This talk surveys how the Waikato War has been remembered, or forgotten, historically and asks what this reveals about New Zealand’s foundational myths and narratives. [Added 22 August 2014]

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