Landscape/Community : Perspectives from New Zealand

Author(s): Tony Ballantyne

NZ Non Fiction

New Zealanders have a strong affinity with the land, with firm connections being drawn between the land and cultural identity in the economy, poliitics and art. As 'Tangata Whenua', Maori stress the significance of their relationship with the land. The essays in this book explore these complex relationships from conflict in colonial Bay of Plenty, to inrtermarriage on the Taieri Plain, from protests against hydro-electric dams, to building a hospital in the Himalayas.


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Tony Ballantyne lectures in History at the University of Otago. He is the author of Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire (Palgrave Macmillan 2002) Judith A. Bennett is Associate Professor in History at the University of Otago and is the author of Pacific Forest: A history of resource control and contest in Solomon Islands 1800?1997 (Brill Academic Publishers 2000).

Contents: Preface Introduction 1 ?Doomed Timber?: Towards an Environmental History of Seaward Forest; 2 State Forest Conservation and the New Zealand Landscape: Origins and Influences, 1850?1914; 3 W.L. Lindsay, Scottish Environmentalism and the ?Improvement? of Nineteenth Century New Zealand; 4 Communities in Conflict: The Government and the Eastern Districts, 1842?1845; 5 The Geography of Intermarriage at Maitapapa, Otago, 1830s?1920s; 6 The Untraceables: Recovering Those Lost from the Historical Landscape; 7 Communities Celebrating Landscapes: Harvest Festivities in Nineteenth Century Otago; 8 Dams Dividing Democracy: Conflict on the Clutha River; 9 Kiwis in Khumbu: Negotiating Landscape and Community at Khunde Hospital; Notes.

General Fields

  • : 9781877372063
  • : unopnz
  • : unopnz
  • : May 2005
  • : 230mm X 150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Ballantyne
  • : Paperback
  • : 304.20993
  • : 190
  • : b/w photos & maps