Angela Wanhalla (History) and Lachy Paterson (Te Tumu) will be giving a talk on what’s involved in their new Marsden-funded project, Te Hau Kāinga: Histories and Legacies of the Māori Home Front, 1939-1945 this evening.
This will be in the Seminar Room at the Hocken Collections at 5.30pm, 11 September. Yes – this evening.
In particular, they will be explaining how they intend to reach out to whānau to let them know about the project, and to give them the opportunity to share stories of how their kaumātua or tīpuna coped during the war period. Students who wish to return home and undertake some whānau research over the summer break should come along and learn about the summer scholarships on offer. Another highlight will be a sneak preview of the project’s website that will be launched very soon.