8 Oct 2018

Tuia: 250. Re-framing first contact

From Nine To Noon, 9:36 am on 8 October 2018
Tupaia's Endeavour

Tupaia's Endeavour Photo: supplied by Lala Rolls

Next year marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first face to face meeting between tangata whenua and European sailors. The Te Hā Sestercennial Trust is preparing for a year of commemoration titled Tuia 250. It's a commemoration of Pacific voyagers who made their way to Aotearoa, and the European sailors who arrived in October 1769. Historians Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Wayne Ngata talk to Kathryn about re-framing the conversation around first contact to include narratives from many different cultures.