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Ki Uta – Coming Ashore

25 May 2018 - 29 Jul 2018

Genealogy of the Ngāti Whātua tribe by Paora Tuhaere. GNZMMS 25 Pūpūtara, pearl nautilus. Joseph Brown. Auckland Libraries.

Friday 25 May 2018, 9.00am - Sunday 29 July 2018, 4.00pm

Mon-Fri 9am-8pm & Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

Fri 25 May, 9am-8pm: Film Screening – Bastion Point: Day 507 & The untold story


Auckland Central Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Central City, Auckland

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Ground floor and Atrium, Level 2


Rob Eruera

09 890 2478


Ki Uta tells a story of change highlighting salient events from 1530 to the present day with the use of photographs, manuscripts, maps, ephemera and publications.

Our ground floor exhibition features James Richardson’s scenic photographs of Ōrākei, Ōkahu Bay and Kohimarama, captured in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

In January 1977, protesters occupied Bastion Point after the government announced a housing development on former Ngāti Whātua reserve land. For 506 days Ngāti Whātua and their supporters maintained the occupation.

Friday 25th May is the 40th anniversary of their forcible eviction and to honour that day we will have two films, 'Bastion Point: Day 507 & The untold story', screening continuously in the Whare Wānanga. You are welcome to drop in at any time.

Head up to the Level 2 atrium area for an exhibition celebrating the resilience of the Ōrākei people and place.