And I am participating in two events. Herewith, from the program:
Saturday 12 May
Dr PAUL MOON is one of New Zealand’s most prolific historians, producing 19 books in 13 years.
He is also one of our most controversial, having had several public stoushes on subjects including versions of the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori cannibalism and Catholic Bishop Pompallier.
2011 saw the publication of his weighty tome New Zealand in the Twentieth Century: The Nation, The People. He discusses the work, and where to now for Paul Moon, with writer and historian Joan Druett.
Sunday 13 May
One of New Zealand’s most popular writers, Joan Druett writes both history and historical novels.
Her lasting creation, Maori whaler Wiki Coffin, features in a series of mystery novels set along the whaling routes of the nineteenth century.
Joan’s most recent book is Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook’s Polynesian Navigator, an illustrated and lively look of this previously uncelebrated, historical figure who sailed from Tahiti on the Endeavour in 1769 as navigator and translator, sadly dying before he could return home.
In conversation with Dr Rodney Wilson.
- Date: Sunday 13 May 2012
- Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Venue: LOWER NZI ROOM, AOTEA CENTRE
- Category: HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, NZ NON FICTION
- Price: Earlybird $20, Standard $25, Patrons $16, Students $12.50