Upcoming Te Tumu seminar
Lachy Paterson‘s seminar, “Periodicals and Proselytising: Māori and religion during the Second World War” was originally scheduled for August, but with the onset of Covid, it has been put off till 3pm Wednesday, 8 September. If we are permitted (unlikely) it will be on campus in Te Iringa Kōrero (3rd floor of Te Tumu); in the more likely event that we will still be under lockdown conditions, it will be a zoom seminar.
Lachy will be looking at aspects of Māori religious experiences during the Second World War, coming out of research from the Te Hau Kāinga: Māori Home Front, the Marsden-funded research project headed by Angela Wanhalla and him. Click on the poster for more information.
Click here for the Zoom connection. The code (if needed) is 969542.
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Seminar Video: Killing Demons and Cultural Collisions
A Te Tumu Seminar by Megan Pōtiki, 16 July 2014.
“Killing Demons” is the title of a detailed account of tapu clearing activities that occurred at Ōtākou in 1865. The diary extract was written by H.K. Taiaroa. This account is an incredible example of a collision of fundamentally different religious beliefs. Christianity and Christian prayer meets one of the significant Māori demi gods.