This play is based on
the journals of Lady
Ann Martin, the
young wife of our first Chief Justice who arrived in New Zealand in
1841 and set up home in Auckland.
Intrepid, intelligent and possessing a great sense of humour,
she disregarded her personal disability and set about learning
Maori. She established a make- shift hospital, tutored Maori school
students and dared to dream of what was possible in this brave new
Ann Martin's acute observations of Maori and Pakeha settlers
alike have uncanny resonances for us today.
Written by Arthur Meek
Directed by Colin McColl
Starring Laurel Devenie