An 1880s illustration of the village at Parihaka, sitting beneath Mt Taranaki.
This year marks 140 years since Parihaka pā was sacked. As He Puapua reignites the debate about the impacts of colonisation, how do the descendants of early European settlers respond?
The whaling story behind ‘Soon May the Wellerman Come’ reminds us of the crucial connections between Māori and Europeans that shaped early 19th century settlement.
For centuries, indigenous history has been largely told through a European lens.
John White, circa 1585-1593, © The Trustees of the British Museum
Modern dating techniques are providing new time frames for indigenous settlements in Northeast North America, free from the Eurocentric bias that previously led to incorrect assumptions.
An archaeologist tells the story of how she and her colleagues discovered a traditional Irish village, a clachan, in a South Australian field – the first confirmed clachan found outside Ireland.
Swamp foxtail is prized in ornamental gardens across Australia.
Present in Asia and Australia, the origins of swamp foxtails have not always been clear. Genetic studies put uncertainties to rest.
Captain James Cook sailed the Endeavour off New Zealand’s east coast in 1769.
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2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival in New Zealand and the beginning of European contact with Māori.
A new Parramatta is emerging out of the rubble of history.
Artist's impression of the new North Parramatta development/URBANGROWTH NSW/AAP
Sydney’s Parramatta is developing fast, building over a rich archaeological history. Finding ways to retain it can help visitors and residents feel a sense of physical connection with those who came before.