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Thu 25 Jun 2015, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during World War I in this panel discussion.

The First World War had a great impact on many communities and cultures in the South Pacific region. Three speakers discuss the ‘other’ narratives their research has revealed.

This session is part of Te Papa’s Conflict and Identity research programme to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

This event will be held at the Soundings Theatre, Level 4, Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa.

Supported by the Australian High Commission, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and the University of Auckland.


Gary Oakley – Indigenous Liaison Officer, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Dr Monty Soutar – Senior Historian, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Wellington

Dr Damon Salesa – Associate Professor of Pacific Studies, University of Auckland

Puawai Cairns (facilitator) – Curator Contemporary Māori Culture, Te Papa

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