This public lecture was established in 2007 to recognise the contribution of Bill Oliver, foundation Professor of History at Massey University, to the development of the humanities at Massey University and in New Zealand.
Sir Mason, who, like Bill Oliver, grew up in Feilding, will deliver a talk entitled “Maori Self Determination: 1984 Agendas for Change”. This will look at three national hui on Maori development held that year and reflect on their themes and outcomes.
This is the sixth time the lecture has been given but is the first one to focus on Māori history, “something Professor Oliver engaged in with Challenge and Response, his book on the history of the East Coast, and his later work with the Waitangi Tribunal.”
The lecture will take place on Wednesday 26 June at 1pm in the Japan Lecture Theatre, Manawatū Campus (Palmerston North), Massey University.
For more information, please contact Geoff Watson.