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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Angela Wanhalla

All University, Public
Event type
Inaugural professorial lecture

Whānau, Whenua and History

Angela (Kāi Te Ruahikihiki, Kāi Tahu) is a historian whose research focuses on the complex histories and politics of cross-cultural intimacy in colonial societies, particularly for Indigenous communities in New Zealand and the Pacific.

Her publications include the award-winning Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand (2013), Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: The children of US servicemen and Indigenous women, World War II (2016) co-edited with Judith A. Bennett; and He Reo Wāhine: Māori Women's Voices from the Nineteenth Century (2017) co-authored with Lachy Paterson.

Angela was a Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellow from 2014–19. She currently co-leads the Te Hau Kāinga: Histories and Legacies of the Māori Home Front, 1939–45 project, funded by a Marsden grant.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.


This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 25 July 2024.

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