The uplifted coral atoll Niue, all 260 square kilometres of it, lies in the South Pacific. Far from the main shipping routes, its steep cliffs rising from the ocean, Cook’s “Savage Island” was not an inviting proposition, yet it has a rich history of European contact. As the wife of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Niue, Margaret Pointer spent several years there and has now produced a highly readable 200-year history of Niue up to the establishment of self-government in 1974. Damon Salesa leads the discussion. A part of the Auckland Writers Festival.
Includes Damon Salesa
16 May 10.30 – 12 noon
Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland< BACK TO LISTINGS