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The Wairau Affray- a play in development

Sunday 14th April 2019

‘I rather anticipate some difficulty with the Natives’... Captain Arthur Wakefield wrote in a letter to his brother Edward Gibbon Wakefield.
This is a staged reading of a short play in development, 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. The first major armed clash between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand, and a pivotal point in Nelson's early history, and indeed New Zealand race relations.

With public Q and A afterwards.

Play written by Justin Eade, directed by Giles Burton, Featuring Cameron West, Nick Kemplen and Matt Lattin.


April 14, 17


3.30-4.30pm and 7-8.15pm Note: 3.30 performance only held on 14th


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Theatre, Bridge St.

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$10 on door or $10 plus service charges to book a seat

Tickets from Eventfinda


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