Sally Burton - Pale History PĀTAKA

Pale History is a poignant sculptural installation by Nelson-based artist Sally Burton that examines the complex history and climactic moment that sparked what came to be known as the Wairau incident.

The evocative figures represent some of the 26-people killed in the 1843 Wairau incident, a bloody clash over land rights in the Wairau between colonial settlers and Ngāti Toa. 

It was the first violent conflict between Māori and Pākeha since the signing of the Treaty, an event most New Zelanders know little about but one that changed history. 

 

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Kaumātua Committee - Monthly Meetings are held in the Old Wharekai, Takapūwāhia Marae at 10:00am on the 1st Tuesday of each Month

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