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Wairau Affray


A play about the ill-fated attempt by Nelson colonists to confront Te Rauparaha and a party of his men at Tuamarina in 1843, in a dispute over ownership of the Wairau.

It was the first major armed clash between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand, the only one ever in the South Island, and a pivotal point in the Wairau’s early history, and indeed colonial New Zealand race relations.

Written by Justin Eade, Directed by Giles Burton

Featuring: Jaemes Peter Churchward, Kiri Naik, Cameron West, Nick Kemplen

Supported by Ngāti Toa Rangatira ki Wairau.

Show Information

Venue: McLauchlan Family Auditorium, ASB Theatre Marlborough
Date: 24 - 26 June
Time: 7.30pm
Adult Price: $35.00
Senior Price: $25.00
Student Price: $18.00
Service fees:

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