Commemorating the New Zealand Wars

THU 25 OCT ONWARDS 
LEVEL 2, OUTSIDE THE NZ WARS GALLERY 

This display spotlights one of the four petition boxes that Leah Bell, Waimarama Anderson, Rhiannon Magee, and Tai Te Ariki Jones presented at Parliament, calling for national day of commemoration for the New Zealand Wars. 

The students were motivated by educating all New Zealanders about these wars. Leah Bell says, ‘Our nation will have peace and the peace will come because we all know the story.’ 

The students collected more than 12,000 signatures from all over the country. Their commitment demonstrates how local communities can bring about powerful change.