The Archive of Te Rangihiroa
with Wānanga | Wānana Research Residency recipients:
Ngahina Hohaia (Taranaki, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngāti Haupoto) Visual artist; and Julian Arahanga (Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi), Film and television writer, director, producer, and researcher
Recorded on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Atherton Halau
Hear the findings and insights of the two Wānanga | Wānana Research Residency recipients on their explorations into the archival materials of Taranaki-born Māori scholar Te Rangihiroa from Ngāti Mutunga—also known as Sir Peter Buck (ca. 1880–1951). Buck was a physician, statesman, and scholar, and the first indigenous director of Bishop Museum, from 1936 until his passing in 1951. He documented the rich cultures of Polynesia and brought worldwide awareness of their skills and accomplishments. One of the world’s leading Polynesian scholars, Buck’s work and leadership continue to have a lasting impact on the Pacific and on the relationship between Māori and Kānaka Maoli.
The Wānanga | Wānana Research Residency is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Bishop Museum Library & Archives.