Aotearoa NZ

The Dawn Raids - Educate to Liberate

  • Free
  • Community
  • Visual Arts
  • Polynesian Panthers 50th Anniversary Event

Documenting the courageous activities of the Polynesian Panthers and their fight for social justice, The Dawn Raids – Educate to Liberate highlights and acknowledges the group’s place in the social and cultural history of Aotearoa.

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. 

Two New Zealand documentaries, Dawn Raids (2005) and Polynesian Panthers (2010), will also screen in the gallery alongside these works.

EXTRA EVENT
Talk: In depth with Pauline & The Panthers RAPP

Friday 12 March 6.00pm

FREE

Dates

Thu 25 Feb — Thu 25 March
Mon — Fri 10.00am to 4.30pm

1 Ponsonby Rd
Grey Lynn
Auckland


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Credits

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  • John Miller
  • 1972

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