Writer, archaeologist, historian and local resident Dave Veart speaks about the Maori archaeology of Te Hau Kapua Devonport Peninsula on Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland’s North Shore/ Te Raki Paewhenua.
Trained as an anthropologist, he worked as a Department of Conservation historian and archaeologist for over twenty five years and is well known for his documentation of heritage areas around the kainga.
“Archaeology fascinates me because it adds layers to our understanding of the past in a way that ordinary history can’t. This is because each place gets to tell its own story. We all live on top of the people who went before, sometimes, as with the pa sites at Takarunga/Mt Victoria…. and the gardens, and places where people fished and landed their waka.”
Dave is introduced by Devonport local, well-known radio identity, karate instructor and bee-keeper Danny Watson.