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Event 66

A History of New Zealand in Ten Objects

Flour bag bloomers made during the Depression; the sewing kete of an 18th-century Māori woman; Endeavour cannons that fired on waka in 1769; the school uniform of a Napier pupil in the Hawke’s Bay quake; the Biko shields that tried to protect protestors during the Springbok tour in 1981. Through such taonga of the past our history is made tangible. Former Chief Historian Dr Jock Phillips selects ten items from his Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlisted A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects and reveals their intriguing stories.

Supported by Platinum Patron Anna Gibbons.

Sun, 21 May 2023

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