City Gallery

Past event

The Maungapōhatu Diamond: The Poetics and Truth Prophecy

24 July 2017

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 Sissions (Victoria University Wellington) explores this diamond's significance for Rua's movement and its vision of politicial and economic independence.

Cash bar.

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.