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Rā Maumahara | New Zealand Wars

Exhibition and Back of House Tour (ii)

Thursday 30 November 2017, 5pm - 6:30 pm

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Curators Matiu Baker and Rebecca Rice recently curated Rā Maumahara |New Zealand Wars, to coincide with our nation’s inaugural commemorative day on 28 October 2017, Rā Maumahara.

Join them for a tour of the exhibition, as well as a visit back of house to look more closely at some of the pictures and stories associated with the New Zealand Wars.

The New Zealand Wars took place primarily across the central North Island between the 1840s and 1870s.  Māori were defending their land and authority from ever-imposing government forces. Thousands were killed. The wars displaced and impoverished Māori for generations and established colonial New Zealand. The ramifications of those terrible battles continue to this day.

Te Papa’s exhibition offers a snapshot of the most explosive and sustained period of conflict in the New Zealand Wars, from 1860–1872, in and around Taranaki, Waikato and Tauranga.

Members only. Numbers limited to 12.  Refreshments to follow the tour.

Feature image: Detail from: Gustavus von Tempsky, On General Chute’s March, West Coast, c. 1866, watercolour, Te Papa: 1992-0035-1186: 

Members only - limit of 12. Includes refreshments and free parking.