Please join us from 12.15pm to 1.30pm on Wednesday 7 May 2008 to hear Paul Diamond,(pictured left), Senior Oral Historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, speak on:
Makereti and her world: A window into Māori-Pākehā relations after the NZ Wars
Makereti (1873-1930) was internationally renowned in her role as ‘Maggie Papakura’ — the accomplished and beautiful Whakarewarewa guide.
But there’s more to the story as Paul Diamond found when he researched a new illustrated biography. The daughter of an English soldier and a Māori mother, Makereti’s life was bound up with the New Zealand Wars, and gives a fascinating insight into the recovery of the Māori population following the conflict.
Venue: Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Te Wharenui /Te Wharepapa meeting rooms, ground floor, Radio NZ House, 155 The Terrace, Wellington.