The Dawn Raids - Educate to Liberate
Using the setting of a typical 1970s Pacific Island family lounge room to look back at the dawn raid activities in New Zealand, the exhibition features original artworks; memorabilia and photographs from the
dawn raid era; and informative, historical perspectives of the events drawn from extensive research and personal interviews undertaken by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith, whose award-winning book My New Zealand Story: Dawn Raid, published by Scholastic New Zealand in 2018, inspired the exhibition.
The documentaries Dawn Raids (2005) and Polynesian Panthers (2010), will also screen in the gallery alongside these works.
Talk: In-depth with Pauline Smith and the Panthers RAPP
Featuring Polynesian panthers Tigilau Ness, Dr Melani Anae & Reverend Alec Toleafoa.
Friday 12 March 6pm