8 Nov 2019

Amazing stories from Early New Zealand history

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 8 November 2019

Earlier this week we talked to Matthew Hooton about teaching history in New Zealand, and the importance of story-telling - and having great stories to tell - in keeping young people interested and engaged.

Wellington High history teacher Henry Hollis knows a thing or two about that - and he's unearthed some great, outrageous, bombastic stories from early New Zealand history to demonstrate that it wasn't just the Tudors who knew how to stir things up.

He joins us to tell some colourful, little-known stories from the days of yore.

Maori chiefs Hongi Hika and Waikato meet with Missionary Thomas Kendall.

Maori chiefs Hongi Hika and Waikato meet with Missionary Thomas Kendall. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington Ref:G-618

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