An overview of the draft Historical Account being developed by Te Korowai o Wainuiārua (TkoW) and Crown historians is being released today.
The Historical Account records the relationship between Uenuku, Tamakana, Tamahaki and the Crown from 1840 to 1992.
The overview released here is a summary of draft chapters of the Historical Account, with further work underway on several chapters. TkoW historian Professor Richard Boast will focus further on chapters relating to the Whanganui river and the Rohe Pōtae, and Crown historians are continuing work on an account of military conflict during the New Zealand wars.
A full draft of the Historical Account is expected before Christmas and a series of workshops are being planned to seek feedback from the claimant community in the New Year.
Although the draft Historical Account is still in development, a summary is being made available now to ensure the claimant community – descendants of Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki – are informed of the work to develop Crown Apology Redress, which comprises the Historical Account, Crown Acknowledgements of Treaty Breaches, and a Crown Apology.
Earlier this month, negotiators took the Crown negotiating team on a site visit to the Manganui-o-te-Ao to give context to the historical redress being developed.
A final Historical Account is expected in February 2020.
Click on the link below for an overview of the draft Historical Account.