Landscape/community : perspectives from New Zealand / edited by Tony Ballantyne and Judith A. Bennett.Material type: TextPublication details: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago, 2005Description: 190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877372064Subject(s): Land tenure -- New Zealand | Community life -- New Zealand -- 19th century | Land settlement -- New Zealand -- History | Community life -- New Zealand -- 19th Century | New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 19th Century | New Zealand -- History | New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryDDC classification: z333.3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
New Zealanders have a strong affinity with the land and firm connections are drawn between the land and cultural identity in the economy, in politics and in art. Histories of migration, settlement and environmental adaptation ensure the subject of communities and landscapes is increasingly important in New Zealand studies. Maori are "Tangata Whenua" (people of the land) and stress the significance of their relationship with the land. In recent times government agencies have sought to change many placenames from English back to the Maori original in order to signify intellectual decolonization, e.g. "Murderers' Beach" to "Whareakeake." The debate this has caused demonstrates strong feelings that the names of the land and the land itself are tied into ideas of identity in diverse communities. This collection of essays explores these complex relationships in different parts of the country and at different times. Environment versus settler society has been a longstanding theme and three essays look at aspects of this. Land ownership and the families that make communities are the subjects of two further essays. The next two contributors look at rural society, in search of the itinerant worker and harvest festivities. Two final essays deal with more recent subjects: the challenge to a major government hydro-electricity project and New Zealanders abroad in the world.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index and bibliographical references.
Includes: 'Doomed Timber' : Towards an Environmental History of Seaward Forest ; State Forest Conservation and the New Zealand Landscape : Origins and Influences ; 1850-1914, W. L. Lindsay, Scottish Environmentalism and the 'Improvement' of Nineteenth-Century New Zealand ; Communities in Conflict : the Government and the Eastern Districts, 1842-1845 ; Marrying 'In' : The Geography of Intermarriage on the Taieri, 1830s-1920s ; The Untraceables : Lost Souls from the Historical Landscape ; Communities Celebrating Landscapes : Harvest Festivities in Nineteenth-Century Otago ; Dams Dividing Democracy : Conflict on the Clutha River ; and Kiwis in Khumbu : Negotiating Landscape and Community at Khunde Hospital.
Introduction / John Ballantyne and Judith A. Bennett -- `Doomed timber': towards an environmental history of Seaward Forest / Paul Star -- State forest conservation and the New Zealand landscape: origins and influence, 1850-1914 / James Beattie and Paul Star -- W.L. Lindsay, Scottish environmentalism and the `improvement' of nineteenth-century New Zealand / James Beattie -- Communities in conflict: The government and the eastern districts, 1842-1845 / Marjan Lousberg -- Marrying `In': the geography of intermarriage on the Taieri, 1830s-1920s / Angela Wanhalla -- The untraceables: lost souls from the historical landscape / Eleanor Cottle -- Communities celebrating landscapes: harvest festivities in nineteenth-century Otago / Alison Clarke -- Dams dividing democracy: conflict on the Clutha River / Michael Bagge -- Kiwis in Khumbu: negotiating landscape and community at Khunde Hospital / Sue Heydon.
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