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- Thursday 29 JuneThe Māori war effort at home and abroad 1917
- Saturday 8 JulyEssentials of oral history day one: Wellington
- Saturday 22 JulyEssentials of oral history day two: Wellington
- Thursday 27 JulyJapan's territorial disputes: Policy success or failure?
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