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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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Haerenga: Early Māori Journeys Across the Globe

Vincent O’Malley’s most recent publication, Haerenga: Early Māori Journeys Across the Globe, explores the fascinating history of early Māori travel across the globe. Published as part of Bridget Williams Books popular Texts series, the work was released in May 2015.

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Book launch invitation

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,

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Cooperation and Empire Conference

In June of this year HistoryWorks Director Vincent O’Malley attended a conference on ‘Cooperation and Empire’ at the University of Bern, Switzerland. The conference, which was attended by scholars from around the world, was notable for a substantial New Zealand

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Ngati Haua Deed of Settlement Signing Ceremony

HistoryWorks directors dressed in black

The entire team from HistoryWorks had the great privilege of travelling to Rukumoana Marae, near Morrinsville, on 18 July this year for the signing of the Ngati Haua deed of settlement and formal apology from the Crown. The date for

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The Meeting Place Shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards

The Meeting Place book cover

It was big news this week for our director Vincent O’Malley, when his most recent book was announced as one of four finalists in the general non-fiction category for the 2013 NZ Post Book Awards. The Meeting Place: Maori and

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History Behind the Headlines Revealed

A new resource aims to delve behind the headlines to provide much-needed historical context to topical stories of the day. The Meeting Place — A New Zealand History Blog was created by historian Vincent O’Malley. Dr O’Malley says that he

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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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