Nau mai, Hara mai!

Welcome to the home of Te Pouhere Korero. We are a broad collective of Maori colleagues interested in history, established in 1992 at an inaugural hui at Rongopai Marae near Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand.


Congratulations to Arini Loader – Maori history lecturer in the History Programme, Victoria University of Wellington.


He Rau Tumu Korero 2014

He Panui:  This year’s He Rau Tumu Korero, Maori historians’ symposium will be held on 3 July 2014 at the National Library in Wellington.  It is co-hosted by the Alexander Turnbull Library and Manatu Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage.  The theme is, The Future of Maori History and registration is open.

He Rau Tumu Korero 2014 Programme
National Library, 3 July
8.30-9am Registration
9-9.15 Whakatau and introduction
9.15-10.45 Broad history
Aroha Harris, Is the Future of M?ori History Here Now?
Nepia Mahuika, Ngaro atu he tetekura, whakaeke mai he tetekura : What is the future of Maori History?
Basil Keane, Maori in public history

10.45-11.15 Morning tea
11.15-12.45 Maori histories of war
Dennis Ngawhare Pounamu, When the stones came rolling home (Werikino millstones and the New Zealand Wars)
Puawai Cairns, Maori at Gallipoli: creating a Gallipoli threshold in an exhibition space
Makere Rika-Heke, Heritage New Zealand and New Zealand Wars

12.45-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3pm Off the books – history on alternative media
Arini Loader, HIST 101: Redux (re-presenting history in Geoff Murphy’s Utu)
Laura Kamau and Pikihuia Reihana, Ng?ti Pukamata – A virtual iwi? (Facebook and Maori)
Murray Hemi, Treaty Settlements Histories

3.3.30 Afternoon tea
3.30-4.30 Research showcase (10 minute talks)
Matt Mullany – Gangs
Paul Diamond – Cartoons as a historical source
Leanne Tamaki – Maori Battalion Pilgrimage
‘The Afternoon After’

4.30-5pm Wrap-up


HRTK14 registration


Last year’s He Rau Tumu Korero, Maori historians’ symposium was held on 26 June 2013 at Waikato University, Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, Kirikiriroa.  The subject was ‘BEYOND THE BINARY’: Maori and Iwi Historical Perspectives.



On Wednesday 16 November 2011, Te Pouhere Korero hosted the inaugural Te Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikaheke Memorial Lecture as part of the NZHA conference. Dr Apirana Mahuika gave the lecture at what was a fantastic event for everyone concerned. We are pleased to know that the lecture will be a permanent fixture at future NZHA conferences.



You can also find information on our journal Te Pouhere Korero, with the 6th edition coming soon!

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