An introduction to the knowledge base of traditional Ngāi Tahu society, with emphasis on traditional lifestyles.
This paper will examine the culture and social structures of Ngāi Tahu, the Manawhenua in the Otago region. Some of the topics covered are mythical ancestors and their deeds, whakapapa, imagery and food. Field trips to various sites of importance to Ngāi Tahu, as well as a visit to the Hocken Library collection, are included in this paper.
|Paper title||Ngāi Tahu Society|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- MAOR 102 or MAOR 103
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Dr Jim Williams
- Paper Structure
- Internal Assessment 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Field Trip included
- Readings and references available in class
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students, on completion of this paper, will be able to
- Identify the traditional and the present-day tribal structure of Ngāi Tahu
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the oral traditions that make Ngāi Tahu distinct
- Show an understanding of the Ngāi Tahu response to colonisation in the 19th century
- Understand the various classes of data that contribute to an overall picture and recognise the strengths and weaknesses of each
- Begin to understand the perspectives of the various recorders of, and commentators upon, traditional Māori information and recognise monocultural myopia and hidden agendas, both Māori and non-Māori