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Defending Tauranga (1818-1840) Lecture by Trevor Bentley

Defending Tauranga (1818-1840) Lecture by Trevor Bentley

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  • Wed 14 Jun ’17, 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Tauranga Library - Te Ao Mārama ki Te Papa, 91 Willow St, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Bookings are essential - please phone Tauranga City Libraries on 07 577 7177 or email library@tauranga.govt.nz 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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