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Ko Taranaki Te Maunga: 2018

Ko Taranaki Te Maunga: 2018

In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka.

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ISBN 9781988545288
Published 1 January 2018 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Buchanan, Rachel
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ISBN-13 9781988545288
ISBN-10 1988545285
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Publication Date 1 January 2018
International Publication Date 11 September 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Buchanan, Rachel
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Law & Society
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Maori New Zealand people - History - New Zealand - South Taranaki District, Maori New Zealand people - Government relations - New Zealand - South Taranaki District, Reparations for historical injustices - New Zealand - South Taranaki District, Kaorero nehe, Whakatau mauri
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.488
Catalogue Code 930452

Description of this Book

In 1881, colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast. In an attempt to quell the non-violent direct action taken by the community against land confiscations, the government sent over 1500 troops into the village. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi were jailed. In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka. Beginning with the death of her father, a man with affiliations to many of Taranaki's eight iwi, she describes her connection to Taranaki, the land and mountain, and the impact of confiscation. Buchanan discusses the apologies and settlements that have taken place since te pahuatanga, the invasion of Parihaka. Lastly, she considers what history and historical time might look like from a Taranaki Maori perspective, and analyses the unfolding negotiations for the return of Mt Taranaki.

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Author's Bio

Dr Rachel Buchanan (Taranaki, Te Atiawa) is an historian, archivist, journalist and curator. Rachel is the author of The Parihaka Album: Lest We Forget (Huia, 2009) and Stop Press: The Last Days of Newspapers (Scribe, 2013). She wrote poems for The Anatomy Lesson, an artist book by Geoffrey Ricardo and in 2014 she produced an artist newspaper, Melbourne Sirius. Her essays on trees and Taranaki land have been anthologised in Tell You What: Great New Zealand Non-Fiction (2015, 2016). For the past two-and-a-half years, Rachel has been curator, Germaine Greer Archive, at University of Melbourne Archives. Her essay `How Shakespeare Helped Shape Germaine Greer's Masterpiece' won a 2016 Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones award. Rachel has been published in The Conversation, The Monthly, Meanjin, Griffith Review, VICE NZ and Fairfax newspapers. Her scholarly writing has been translated into Maori, Farsi and French and has appeared in journals in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Iran and the United States.

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