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Ngāhuia Te Awekōtuku’s

Mana Ngangahu: Female Warrior


Saturday 18 February, 2.30pm 2017

Sir Paul Reeves Building  Room WG126, AUT, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland City
Note: this event took place during the 2017 Auckland Pride Festival. See for the 2018 Festival.

Ngāhuia Te Awekōtuku’s openness about being lesbian in the early 1970s was one catalyst for the gay liberation movement in Aotearoa New Zealand. She published the first openly lesbian fiction and has consistently broken barriers as a manu ngangahu: female warrior.

Her book Mau Moko: The World of Māori Tattoo (2007) won many awards, including the inaugural Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book of the Decade. A highly respected academic, her most recent publication E Ngā Uri Whakatupu: Weaving Legacies (2015) is about the exquisite textiles of Dame Rangimārie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa.

Memoirist Aorewa McLeod facilitates an hour with a lively, charismatic pathfinder still showing the way.

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Adult $17.50
Concession (Student) $12
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