Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds

3pm to 4pm
Auckland Art Gallery auditorium
lower ground floor

Panel: Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins Chair: Hirini Kaa

In early 1817 Tuai, a young Ngare Raumati chief from the Bay of Islands, sailed to England in search of knowledge, goods, technologies and new relationships with the people known as Pākehā. When he returned in 1819, integrating these discoveries into his Māori world was not as easy as he or his missionary friends might have imagined. Join authors Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins in conversation with Hirini Kaa as they explore the action-packed life of Tuai, who not only travelled across the world, but across cultures.

About the Speakers

Alison Jones is a professor at Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education at the University of Auckland, and Kuni Kaa Jenkins (Ngāti Porou) is a Professor of Education at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds is their second book together.

Hirini Kaa (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata) is a Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland. He has previously worked in the social services sector, for the Anglican Church and his iwi.

All welcome, no rsvp needed.