Historian Michael King
Photo by Reg Graham

Celebrating the work of historian Michael King

FreeAccessibleNorth Auckland

Saturday 29 September to Wednesday 3 October, 10am-4.30pm


Depot Artspace

28 Clarence St, Devonport

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Michael King was one of New Zealand's most prominent writers of non-fiction, and his histories greatly appealed to New Zealanders. He was also a biographer of some of our most celebrated figures including women of mana, Dame Whina Cooper and Te Puea Herangi, and writer Frank Sargeson.

Much of his early TV work and writing explored the Māori world and illuminated the divide between Māori and Pākehā viewpoints. He was driven by the conviction that "you can't understand your country and your culture unless you know its history".

The Michael King Writers' centre is located in the historic villa (once the Signalman's House) on Takarunga Maunga (Mt Victoria), Devonport. Following Michael's death in 2004 his friends and literary colleagues decided to realise his dream of opening a centre that hosted and supported writers' residencies.

Celebrating his work with visual, audio, portraits and original publications, this exhibition makes up part of the Biblio Hub exhibition at The Depot.

Brought to you by Michael King Writers Centre

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