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Defending Tauranga (1818-1840) Lecture by Trevor Bentley


Wed 14 Jun 2017, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Tauranga Library - Te Ao Mārama ki Te Papa, 91 Willow St, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Bookings are essential - please phone Tauranga City Libraries on 07 577 7177 or email to book your place

Trevor Bentley’s talk will cover the various attempts by enemy musket armies (all unsuccessful) to defeat Ngai Te Rangi in this era. A very exciting and dramatic part of Tauranga’s early history!

Based in Papamoa, Trevor worked as a high country station hand, deer culler and freezing worker before training as a history teacher and graduating extramurally with a doctorate in 2007. His interest in NZ history led to three Penguin books: Pakeha-Maori (1999), Captured by Maori (2004), Cannibal Jack (2010), and Tribal Guns and Tribal Gunners (Willsonscott, 2014). A recipient of five overseas travel awards including a Winston Churchill fellowship, his current passions are coffee, chocolate, captives and cannon.

A performance by a kapa haka group will introduce our Matariki speaker, Trevor Bentley.

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