Te Akatea


The Library is pleased to present:

Te Akatea: A Winter Lecture Series

A series of fascinating, diverse lectures and workshops offered to the community by the Rotorua Library and running through Matariki and the colder months.

Te Aka o Tuwhenua: Māori Land Court Research.

Tuesday 4th June:   10-11am Lecture in Discovery Space, 2nd Floor

Thursday 6th June:  5 -6pm Lecture in Discovery Space, 2nd Floor

Sometimes described as "Te Kooti Tango Whenua", or the land taking Court, the Māori Land Court has a long and checked past. Our first lecture will look at the history of the Court here amongst Te Arawa. The lecture will then identify unique, valuable historical resources the Court may hold for researchers of whanau, iwi and hapu history. Whakapapa, waiata, letters, wills the list goes on.

In the weeks following the lecture there will be a two hour, hands-on workshop looking closely at the historical resources held by the Court, and more importantly how to find them and make the best use of them.

Finally, one on one research advice on researching through the Maori Land Court record will be on offer during the month of June through a first come, first serve, drop-in desk.

The lectures and Drop-In service are FREE however there will be a small charge of $6 for the workshops.

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These will be held in the iMac suite on the 2nd floor.  Bookings are essential.  We will keep a waiting list if all the spaces are filled in the event of cancellations. $6 charge per session payable on arrival.

Tuesday 11June 10am - 12noon (A maximum of 10 people) FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 20 June 5 - 7pm (A maximum of 10 people)  FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 3 July 10am - 12noon (A maximum of 10 people)  FULLY BOOKED 

Register for the waiting list

Drop-In Sessions:

11am - 2pm
These will be held in Heritage & Research on the 2nd floor and are an opportunity for one on one assistance with your research.

Mondays 10, 17 and 24 June







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