Each fortnight an invited speaker responds to a photograph in our current exhibition Tēnei Ao Tūroa – This Enduring World, drawing on their particular insights, interests and knowledge.

12.00pm, Wednesday 27 April Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery Reading Pictures: Paul Diamond

Paul Diamond will speak about Mark Adams’ photograph of the site of Hinemihi at the time of the Tarawera eruption, and his own journey to visit Hinemihi in England, and Rauru, another whare whakairo photographed by Adams.

Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) is a writer and historian who has worked as the inaugural Curator, Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library since 2011 and previously as an oral historian and broadcast journalist. He is the author of three pukapuka that range across histories of Māori representation.

Under orange light setting masks and physical distancing are required on campus and this event will be limited to 35 people.


  • Wed 27 Apr


  • 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm


  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
  • Wellington 6012