Danny Keenan

Danny Keenan (Ngāti Te Whiti, Te Ātiawa) is a Māori historian and writer, and was a founding member of Te Pouhere Kōrero Māori Historians Network. He presents a Māori view on the Land Wars at www.newzealandwars.co.nz. He has a PhD in history, obtained at Massey University in 1994 and is the author of the recent biography Te Whiti O Rongomai and the Resistance of Parihaka (Huia Publishers, 2015).

Nov 30, 2017

Debunking the 'one people' myth: a historian on the invention of Hobson's Pledge

Māori historian Dr Danny Keenan explains why it is highly unlikely William Hobson ever made his famous 'pledge'.

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Jun 8, 2017

A place for returning: injustice, legacy and reconciliation at Parihaka

Taranaki will tomorrow witness a formal reconciliation and settlement with the Crown. And like so much Maori history, it is about mana surviving, despite the odds, writes historian Danny Keenan.

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Oct 3, 2016

Parihaka, 5 November 1881

What happened that morning in Parihaka on November 5, 1881? Te Whiti O Rongomai by Danny Keenan, a finalist in tonight's Ngā Kupu Ora Māori literature and journalism awards, sets the scene for the armed invasion.

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