25 Jun 2020

History with Grant Morris: Who was John Hamilton?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:40 pm on 25 June 2020

Historian Grant Morris talks to Jesse about the current "Hamilton" debate.

He delves into John Hamilton's past. The argument for removing his statue from the city named after him was all about his past actions.

Grant Morris looks at whether history judges him as a villain or hero.

Statue in Hamilton civic square

Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae

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