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Film in the Colony Symposium

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, 84 Taranaki Street, Wellington
The early decades of cinema (1890s to 1940s) coincide with the late colonial periods of three southern-hemisphere British colonies: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. In each colony films were made about indigenous peoples, and their relationships with settlers. Some were historical films; others documented, or capitalised on, indigenous life by drawing on legends or scenes of traditional life; others developed fictional narratives. This symposium, co-sponsored by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture and Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, investigates the uses of locally-made moving images, for colonies-becoming-nations, and for indigenous communities and their sense of cultural belonging.

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Tom Brooking & Jane McCabe: New rural histories of New Zealand

Friday, 26 May 2017 - Hocken Library Seminar Room

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