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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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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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