Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Wars’

The New Zealand Wars and the school curriculum

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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The New Zealand Wars (1845–72) had a decisive influence over the course of the nation’s history. Yet Pākehā have not always cared to remember them in anything approaching a robust manner, engaging at different times either in elaborate myth-making that painted the wars as chivalrous and noble or, when that was no longer tenable, actively choosing to ignore them Read more

Church to revisit confiscation of land on which Tauranga now sits

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The Anglican Church of Aotearoa is preparing to officially admit its role in the Crown’s confiscation of land from Tauranga Maori following the Battle of Pukehinahina (Gate Pa). The Anglican Bishop of Waiapu, the Right Reverend Andrew Hedge, said the church was complicit in handing over land given in trust by Maori. He was speaking Read more

Early missionary commemorated on first war memorial

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Marist brother, (Antoine) Br Euloge Chabany, is the only European commemorated along side 15 kūpapa (Māori fighting on the government side) on New Zealand’s first war memorial. They died during a skirmish that took place on Moutua Island in the Whanganui river. The Society of Mary’s archivist, Elizabeth Charlton visited the memorial this month and Read more

A public holiday to remember our land wars?

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Pupils of  Ōtorohanga  College have filled “a vacuum in our history curriculum” in respect of the New Zealand Land Wars of the 19th century. They have proposed a national day of remembrance for the New Zealand Wars. Last year College students gathered around 12,000 signatures in support of a New Zealand Wars Day and travelled Read more

Why forget the New Zealand Wars?

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Over 100 years ago, soldiers from New Zealand were engaged in a massive conflict, and shed much blood. Fighting for a cause they fiercely believed in, for some soldiers the survival of their community was at stake. Other soldiers found themselves in hostile, unfamiliar territory thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Should we Read more

Presbyterian Church leader wants a commemoration day for NZ wars

Friday, May 9th, 2014

A Māori Presbyterian Church leader says he will join the push for an annual national commemoration day to remember the New Zealand Wars. Reverend Wayne Te Kaawa, the moderator of the church’s Māori synod, backs the calls made last month by the Waikato-Tainui leader Tukoroirangi Morgan. Te Kaawa  says, “This is no longer a Māori Read more