Pūkana — the exhibition
This event is part of the Pūkana exhibition — a celebration of moments in Māori performance.
- Date: Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
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Paul Diamond, lead curator for the Pūkana exhibition, talks about the background to the exhibition which celebrates Māori performance across time. Pūkana is the first of two exhibitions marking the centenary of the Turnbull Library and will run from 16 September until 23 May 2020.
These free public history talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. They are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month March to November.
Most of our public history talks are recorded and are available online NZ History
About the speaker
Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) was appointed as Curator, Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2011.
Paul is an author and has also worked as an oral historian and broadcaster. In 2019 Paul will take up Creative New Zealand's Berlin Writer's Residency to complete a book about Charles Mackay, a mayor of Whanganui who was killed in Berlin in 1929.
Photograph taken by Dylan Owen on 8 December 2015 of the presentation of a petition organised by Otorohanga College school students and supporters calling for a commemoration day for those killed in the New Zealand Wars. Ref: PADL-001758 Alexander Turnbull Library.