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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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Waitangi Tribunal 40th Anniversary, 1975-2015

The Waitangi Tribunal has released a special edition of its Te Manutukutuku newsletter marking the 40th anniversary of the Tribunal’s founding in 1975. The special edition features articles and interviews from thirty current and former participants in the Waitangi Tribunal’s

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Porirua ki Manawatu Hearings

In recent weeks both Bruce Stirling and David Armstrong have presented evidence in the Waitangi Tribunal’s Porirua ki Manawatu inquiry as part of its hearings into the claims of Muaūpoko.

Bruce’s evidence to the Tribunal, focusing on Muaūpoko customary interests and the impact of Crown policies, including the introduction of the Native Land Court, was presented in November.

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Welcome to the New Website

All good things must come to an end. Our old website served us well for more than a decade. But time (and technology) moves on. And so, thanks to the considerable assistance of our good friend Stephen Blyth and Bill

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Remembering Waerenga-a-Hika

The 150th anniversary of the siege of Waerenga-a-Hika, 17-22 November 1865, was recently marked by Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and other Turanga (Gisborne district ) iwi. Vincent O’Malley was also there, giving a well-attended public talk at the Tairawhiti Museum on 17

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HistoryWorks Features on Te Ara

Te Ara, the online encyclopedia of New Zealand, has become an essential guide to local history since the site was first created in 2005. It is one website we find ourselves often consulting. When the final theme covered by the

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