The great war for New Zealand
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- Date: Friday, 25 August, 2017
5.30pm for a 6pm start
Scorpio Books, BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street
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Vincent O’Malley in conversation with Philip Matthews
Join us as Vincent O’Malley, the Christchurch-born and raised author of The great war for New Zealand, discusses his monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history.
It was war in the Waikato in 1863–64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Māori and Pākehā relations by several generations and allowing the government to begin to assert the kind of real control over the country that had eluded it since 1840. Based on many years of research, The great war for New Zealand is a groundbreaking book written in the conviction that a nation needs to own its history.
Part of the BWB Winter Series. Supported by the National Library and Scorpio Books.
About the speaker
Vincent O’Malley is a founding partner of HistoryWorks, a Wellington consultancy specialising in Treaty of Waitangi research, and is the author of a number of books on New Zealand history including The meeting place: Māori and Pākehā encounters, 1642–1840 (Auckland University Press, 2012) and Beyond the imperial frontier: The contest for colonial New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2014).