The Maungapōhatu Diamond: The Poetics and Truth of Prophecy

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  • Date: 24 July 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Prophet Rua Kenana's followers believed that God had revealed to him the presence of a large diamond on Tūhoe's sacred mountain, Maungapohatu. Jeff Sissons (Victoria University Wellington) explores this diamond's significance for Rua's movement and its vision of political and economic independence. 

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Part of the Deane Lectures series, presented in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.