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Nga Morehu: The Survivors

Nga Morehu: The Survivors (Paperback, second edition)

By Binney, Judith
By Chaplin, Gillian
By Wallace, Craig

For much of women's history, memory is the only way of discovering the past. Other sources simply do not exist. This is true for any history of Maori women in this century. All the women in this book have lived through times of acute social disturbance. Their voices must be heard.... Judith Binney, 1992. In eight remarkable oral histories, Nga Morehu brings alive the experience of Maori women from the mid-twentieth century. Heni Brown, Reremoana Koopu, Maaka Jones, Hei Ariki Algie, Heni Sunderland, Miria Rua, Putiputi Onekawa and Te Akakura Rua talked with Judith Binney and Gillian Chaplin, sharing stories and memoires. These are the women whose 'voices must be heard'. The title, 'The survivors', refects the women's connection with the visionary leader Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki and his followers, who adopted the name 'Nga Morehu' during the wars of the 1860s. But these women are not only survivors: they are also the chosen ones, the leaders of their society. They speak here of richly diverse lives - of arranged marriages and whangai adoption traditions, of working in both Maori and Pakeha communities. They pay testimony to their strong sense of a shared identity created by religious and community teachings.
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ISBN 9781927131312
Published NZ 2 Dec 2011
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback, second edition
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781927131312
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 2 Dec 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, second edition
Edition second edition
Author(s) By Binney, Judith
By Chaplin, Gillian
By Wallace, Craig
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Religious & Spiritual
Women's Studies
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 265mm
Dewey Code 920.7209931
Weight 820g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education