The study of the post-contact Indigenous histories of Aotearoa and other parts of eastern Polynesia.
This paper focuses on the history of New Zealand and the other islands of Polynesia since contact with Europeans; hence the Māori title of the paper may be translated 'The Meeting of Two Worlds'. The course readings and discussions will juxtapose European-oriented and indigenous histories narrating the early contact and colonial eras, with particular reference to the indigenous responses to Europeans, the local forms of resistance and the struggle for land. A section will also focus on the work of the Waitangi Tribunal as a collector and maker of history. All the texts are written in the English language, though some of them use indigenous terms and phrases.
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- Internally assessed 100%
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- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of indigenous historical themes and perspectives within New Zealand and Pacific Islands history, including the role of the Waitangi Tribunal
- Competently analyse and discuss histories dealing with the early contact and colonial periods in New Zealand and elsewhere in the Pacific
- Undertake and present research on a topic reflecting on issues and themes of post-contact indigenous histories