Vincent O'Malley

Vincent O’Malley is a founding partner of HistoryWorks, a Wellington consultancy specialising in Treaty of Waitangi research, and is the author of a number of books on New Zealand history including The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840, Beyond the Imperial Frontier: The Contest for Colonial New Zealand and The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000.

Feb 5, 2019

Waitangi Week: the war in Tauranga, which pretends history never happened there

All week this week we feature tangata whenua writings to mark Waitangi Day. Today: Vincent O'Malley reviews a new history of the battle of Gate Pā.

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Jun 11, 2018

Learning (and not learning) about the New Zealand Wars

Historian Vincent O'Malley conducted his own survey over the weekend on what people did and didn't learn about New Zealand history at school. The results, no matter how unscientific, still paint a clear picture.

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Oct 26, 2017

Remembering our forgotten war (WATCH)

The Stories of Ruapekapeka is a special online project by RNZ and Mihingarangi Forbes about Northland’s most infamous armed conflict. Historian Vincent O'Malley writes about the importance of acknowledging the darker episodes of New Zealand's past.

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Dec 6, 2016

‘The great war for NZ broke out less than 50 km from Queen St’: Vincent O’Malley on the Waikato War and the making of Auckland

In The Great War for New Zealand, historian Vincent O'Malley tells the story of the Waikato War of the 1860s – how it set back Māori-Pākehā relations by generations and changed the course of New Zealand history for good. Here, in an original essay for The Spinoff, he explains how the war helped create modern Auckland.

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