puke ariki talks
Puke Ariki holds regular talks on topics related to our exhibitions, Taranaki and topical issues. To see what's coming up click here.
Recordings of Past Talks
Rediscovering the History Ketemarae with Dr Caroline Phillips, 2 May 2018 at Puke Ariki
Ketemarae was a group of Māori settlements near present-day Normanby. It was a significant location during the Land Wars, but afterwards sank from view. Fast forward 150 years and a roading project uncovered parts of this unknown Māori fortification. Watch Dr Phillips' talk to find out how many different strands of information were used to rediscover the history of Ketemarae.