Auckland Libraries: Imperialism in the Pacific

Imperialism in the Cook Islands

Wednesday 31 July 12pm to 1pm Free

Auckland Library Heritage Trust Scholar, Chris Turnbull, will discuss New Zealand Imperialism in the Cook Islands.

Fifty years after the Treaty of Waitangi, colonial New Zealand was given a second opportunity to shape the new government of a Pacific Polity. This talk discusses this meeting of Colonial and Island cultures in the Cook Islands and argues that Island leaders were significant in determining the outcome. 


Bio: Chris Turnbull, an Auckland Library Heritage Trust scholar in 2018/19, is currently working on a PhD in Pacific History.


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