Wednesday, July 30, 2008


John Weaver, Professor of History at McMaster University, Canada. John will speak about land confiscation and land acquisition in New Zealand and comparable events in North America, Australia, and southern Africa. He will also discuss how that history contrasts with the history of relations between first peoples and governments in the last twenty years.

John is a graduate of Queens University, Canada and Duke University; University Research Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada where he has taught for 34 years. He has ongoing research interests in New Zealand social history in the twentieth century.

Venue: Te Wharenui / Te Wharepapa on the ground floor of Radio NZ House, 155 The Terrace, Wellington and commences at 12.15pm.

John Weaver's talk is a special late July talk and in August our speaker is:

BERNIE WOODS. WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST. Bernie will speak about 100 years of positive Maori influence on rugby league in New Zealand and internationally. You will have already received an invitation to this talk but please contact me for further details if required.

Lyn Belt
History Group, Ministry for Culture & Heritage
Radio NZ House, Level 5, 155 The Terrace
PO Box 5364, Wellington

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