Māori Historical Methodologies

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Presented by Dr Arini Loader

Lectures, talks and seminars

Lunchtime talk series

11 Oct 2019 12:00 pm to 11 Oct 2019 1:00 pm

Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi

For the final talk in this lunchtime talk series, Dr Arini Loader (Ngāti Raukawa) introduces areas of her research which overlap with the historical period of Te Kooti Ārikirangi Te Turuki (1832–1893), whose manuscript is currently on display at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi .

Loader introduces her current project Ngā Waiata a ngā Herehere (with Mike Ross), which examines a manuscript comprising some 230 waiata (songs) written by prisoners from the battle of Rangiriri in the New Zealand Wars. Her talk provides an overview of the specifically Māori historical methods involved in this research, including her approach to researching whakapapa, moteatea and manuscripts.

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For more information contact: Stephen Cleland

Speaker Bios

Dr Arini Loader is a lecturer in History at Victoria University of Wellington. A short film based on her aforementioned research project has just been completed, to be premiered in late October 2019. Her research centres on 19th century Māori literature, earning her the Royal Society Te Apārangi Te Kōpūnui Māori Research Award for uncovering historic Māori voices through te reo and interdisciplinary research methods.