Tuai: A traveller in two worlds
Winter events with Bridget Williams Books, all around Aoteoroa.
- Date: Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery auditorium, corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
- Contact Details:
For more information, email Julia.Wells@bwb.co.nz
A panel discussion with Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins
Chaired by Hirini Kaa.
In early 1817 Tuai, a young Ngare Raumati chief from the Bay of Islands, sailed to England in search of knowledge, goods, technologies and new relationships with the people known as Pākehā. When he returned in 1819, integrating these discoveries into his Māori world was not as easy as he or his missionary friends might have imagined.
Join authors Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins in conversation with Hirini Kaa as they explore the action-packed life of Tuai, who not only travelled across the world, but across cultures.
All welcome, no RSVP needed. Supported by the National Library and the Royal Society.
About the speakers
Alison Jones is a professor at Te Puna Wananga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education at the University of Auckland, and Kuni Kaa Jenkins (Ngāti Porou) is a Professor of Education at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Tuai: A traveller in two worlds is their second book together.
Hirini Kaa (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata) is a Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland. He has previously worked in the social services sector, for the Anglican Church and his iwi.