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Born of Conflict video now available on Youtube

The video documentary, Born of Conflict: Children of the Pacific War is a major outcome of a Marsden-funded project, the Mothers’ Darlings Project, led by Judy Bennett and Angela Wanhalla (History) that investigates the lives of children born of US servicemen and indigenous women of New Zealand and the Pacific during World War Two.   The documentary, a shorter version of which played on Maori TV this year as part of their ANZAC Day programming, looks at three case studies from the research.  It also features Judy and Angela, both members of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, along with Louise Mataia (graduate of Otago and researcher on the Mothers’ Darlings Project).


US servicemen and locals, Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

The video was produced by Steven Talley, Peggy Holter and Judy Bennett, with funding support from University of Otago.   Click here for free viewing.

Click here for more information on the work of the Mothers’ Darlings Project.


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