Wed 5 Nov - 3 Dec 2014 NORTHLAND: CRADLE OF NEW ZEALAND
The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand's most significant historic areas, and the scene of early contact and conflict between the Māori people and European settlers. 2014 marks the bicentenary of the first Christian service in New Zealand, and Te Waimate Mission House was founded in 1832 with the agreement of local Ngāpuhi. Kororāreka (Russell), in contrast, was the 'hell hole of the Pacific'. Meanwhile, at Pompallier Mission, Catholic brothers translated religious texts into te reo Māori, printed them, and bound them into beautiful books. Across the Bay at Waitangi in 1840, New Zealand's founding document was negotiated and signed.
Topics: •Tangata whenua and cultural contact •Samuel Marsden and Christmas 1814 •Independent tribes and trade •Missionaries, merchants and the Treaty •Colonial Northland Wednesdays 5 November - 3 December 7.30-9pm in lecture theatres A4 and A3 Fee: $50 due by Monday 3 November