Read more about the article Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific episode 3 – New Zealand
Art and the Pacific episode 3
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Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific episode 3 – New Zealand

Concluding the series on the clash between the West and Pacific peoples and cultures, James Fox explores how New Zealand's indigenous Maori people resisted colonisation and marginalisation and maintained their distinctive culture, so much so that it is now an integral part of modern New Zealand.     He encounters some of the greatest works of Maori carving, from the exquisitely painted paddles given to Captain Cook, to works by one of the great masters of Maori art, Tene Waitere,…

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Read more about the article The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2
The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2

The second of six episodes following Sam Neill travelling in the wake of Captain Cook around the Pacific, 250 years on from when Cook made his first voyage. This episode sees Sam in New Zealand, a country he calls home. Sam considers not only the cultural ramifications of Cook’s first interactions with the Maori people but also the continuous social and political impact Western settlers had on the land and people.     Speaking with historians, activists, artists and locals,…

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