Te Papa exhibition - NZ Wars

Rā Maumahara | New Zealand Wars

With this exhibition, Te Papa marks the first national commemoration of the New Zealand Wars – Rā Maumahara, or Remembrance Day, 28 October 2017.

  • When: On now
    27 Oct 2017 - 20 May 2018
  • Where: Level 3
  • Cost: Free entry

In the 1860s and early 70s, Māori and colonial forces clashed in a series of brutal conflicts across the central North Island. Tensions over land had been growing for 20 years, as numbers of British settlers soared.

Māori staunchly defended their lands and authority, but thousands were killed. The conflicts displaced and impoverished Māori for generations.

This exhibition explores the most explosive and sustained period of conflict in the New Zealand Wars: 1860–72.

Te Papa are currently looking to offer a guided programme in term I and a part of term 2, 2018,  themed around the idea of a post T of W conversation, which would take in this exhibition. (We are also open to guiding groups through now )

The link to the page is here https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/visit/exhibitions/ra-maumahara-new-zealand-wars

- 31/10/2017 2:26pm

View more news