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Pūkana — the exhibition

Date: Wednesday 4 September 2019, 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Pūkana series

Come and hear Paul Diamond, lead curator for the Pūkana exhibition, talk about the background to this exciting new exhibition. Pūkana celebrates Māori performance across time.

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.

Haka at the Land War Petition at Parliament December 2015
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.