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Moriori – assuredly a story worth telling.

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$5

Speaker: Dr Doug Sutton, University of Auckland (Retired).

This paper summarises research over the last fifty years which has clarified what we now know about:

  • The  original discovery of the Chatham Islands,
  • The indigenous development there of Moriori population, culture and society,
  • The nature of Moriori society as it was prior to new arrivals,
  • The demographic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of rediscovery by sealers and whalers, and the enduring occupation of the islands by new settlers.
  • The condition of Moriori by 1870.

It reviews the Moriori struggle for survival which was set in motion by the herculean efforts and tactical genius of Hirawanu Tapu (1824-1900) and codified, a hundred years after his death, by settlement with the Crown.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$5

Venue

Presbyterian Community Centre
91 Tenby Street, Wanaka, NZ