Film: RĀ MAUMAHARA – THE EAST COAST WARS

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The Māoriland Hub presents a unique series of Screen Lectures about the facts and aftermath of The New Zealand Wars.

December 5 from 6.30 - 9.30pm
at Māoriland Film Festival, 68 Main street, Otaki

The Māoriland Hub presents a unique series of Screen Lectures about the facts and aftermath of The New Zealand Wars. Screenings of the influential The New Zealand Wars television series (1998) will be followed by informal lectures and forums for public discussion. Acclaimed Māori historians, commentators, and Professor Belich will answer questions and present new research about the Wars and their influence on our society today.

Anyone interested in the fascinating stories of our past and present are welcome to attend. We especially welcome teachers and students of history.

This episode focuses on Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana — the target of the last action of the New Zealand Wars in 1916, 73 years after hostilities began. He creates an independent community at Maungapōhatu in the Ureweras, complete with a remarkable meeting house. But any whiff of domestic dissent is intolerable for a Government fighting a war overseas. Armed Constabulary are sent to apprehend Rua on trumped up charges, with fatal results for two of his followers.

Guest Speakers: Hirini Kaa & Jamie Belich

Tēnā koutou katoa e ngā urupā o wheinga, e ngā mana whakaheke o tērā maunga, o tērā wai, o tērā marae. He kaupapa whakahirahira kē tēnei ka ara ake nei. Kāore ia nei ko ngā tohu o tuawhakarere hei ārahi te rae o ngā mōrehu. Ko tātou tahi tērā. Mauriora ki a tāto

ALL RĀ MAUMAHARA EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND

See the full programme here: http://maorilandfilm.co.nz/ra-maumahara/

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