Series Classification: G (General Audiences) | Produced for RNZ by Tikilounge Productions
Untold Pacific History is a dynamic and often provocative account of New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific and the broad impact it's had on NZ’s own history and relationship with Pacific peoples in Aotearoa today.
The series shines a light on five key stories in the Pacific that have been little-told in Aotearoa. From the epic drama of NZ’s colonisation of Samoa, schoolboys that were hidden under floorboards as part of the NZ Dawn Raids, to the extraordinary story of an allegedly ‘cursed’ hotel in the Cook Islands.
Untold Pacific History explores little-known snippets of the history of the Pacific and the part New Zealand has played in it.
This first-time series aims to be an accessible introduction to the history of a region which continues to emerge as pivotal to Aotearoa’s future.
Untold Pacific History aims to present a refreshed view of New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific, which will help to contextualise today’s Pacific experience in Aotearoa and how it came to be.