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New Zealand Histor‪y‬ Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage (NZ)

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Podcast weblog for seminars presented at Manatū Taonga - the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

    Tamihana Te Rauparaha's life of Te Rauparaha

    Tamihana Te Rauparaha's life of Te Rauparaha

    ‘He Pukapuka Tātaku i ngā Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui’ is a 50,000-word account of Te Rauparaha’s life written by his son Tamihana Te Rauparaha in the late 1860s. A rich source of Ngāti Toa history, language and culture, it offers fascinating insights into traditional Māori society and the tumultuous history of the 1820s and 1830s. This was an era characterised by intertribal conflict and the redrawing of the tribal map of Aotearoa, as well as by early encounters between Māori and Europeans that were largely conducted on Māori terms. Tamihana’s account of his father’s life has now been published in full for the first time in a parallel Māori/English edition.
    In this talk, the book’s translator and editor Ross Calman will discuss the historical context that led to the creation of Tamihana’s manuscript, give an overview of how the manuscript has been represented by various writers and translators over the past 150 years and describe some of the challenges he faced in interpreting the manuscript for a modern audience.
    These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
    Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 2 December 2020.
     
     
     

    • 49 min
    Te Mana O Te Reo Māori

    Te Mana O Te Reo Māori

    Today, te reo Māori is recognised as an important part of New Zealand culture and identity. But things were not always so hopeful for the language. By the 1970s, te reo Māori was on the verge of extinction. The long journey of revitalisation has been marked with many challenges and many victories.
    Part of the journey was taking Wai 11, the te reo Māori claim, to the Waitangi Tribunal. The resulting report confirmed te reo Māori was a taonga the Crown had to actively protect and contributed to te reo Māori being made an official language in 1987.
    Te reo Māori champions Piripi Walker and Justice Joe Williams speak about their own journeys in language revitalisation and the wider movement across the country. A facilitated discussion with Dr Vincent Olsen-Reeder follows.
    This talk is in support of the new Te Mana O Te Reo Māori online story, part of Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories, a programme initiated by Manatū Taonga which aims to enhance understanding of the past by exploring Treaty settlements and their enduring impact.
    These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
    Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 4 November 2020.
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Unpacking the Suitcase

    Unpacking the Suitcase

    When German-Jewish refugees arrived in New Zealand in the 1930s fleeing Hitler’s Europe, they brought everything they could from their former homes: furniture, luggage, personal documents, musical instruments, artwork, books, silverware, linen, a typewriter. Some of these humble and remarkable domestic objects survive today, a few in public heritage collections; most in the private family homes of descendants.
    But while the Jewish refugee migration story is well known, less so is the story of those objects. In this talk, Louisa Hormann shares findings from a research project exploring the relationships between Holocaust survivor refugee families, their descendants, and the material objects they have inherited.
    These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
    Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 7 October 2020.
     

    • 48 min
    Māori women and the armed forces in WWII

    Māori women and the armed forces in WWII

    Angela Wanhalla (Kāi Tahu), is an associate professor in the History Programme, University of Otago. She teaches and writes about New Zealand history and is currently involved in a collaborative research project on the histories and legacies of the Māori home front during the Second World War.
    In this Public History Talk Angela Wanhalla looks at the recruitment of Māori women into the auxiliary services, why they joined, and how their wartime service impacted on their post-war lives.
    These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
    Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 2 September 2020.
     

    • 55 min
    Inside the Bubble

    Inside the Bubble

    Inside the Bubble : Kei Roto i te Miru is a collection of human stories recorded during Covid-19 lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand. Oral historians worked in partnership with Ngā Pātaka Kōrero Auckland Libraries and Manatu Taonga to collect, create and conserve viewpoints from around the country. 
    ‘Jack’s Story' 
    Oral historian Will Hansen interviewed his flatmate Jack Hitchcox on ‘Queerintine’; living in an all queer flat during lockdown, being a frontline health worker, making art, watching films, reading books, transitioning, coming out to family and friends and future plans.
    For further information or support check out InsideOut or Rainbow Youth
    Download a transcript of this interview here (pdf)

    • 28 min
    Memorials, names and ethical remembering

    Memorials, names and ethical remembering

     
    How do we remember the past? What place do colonial memorials have in public spaces? How can we better represent diverse histories in the landscape?
    In this first Public History Talk for 2020, Professor of Māori education at Victoria University, Joanna Kidman hosts a panel to discuss these issues and offer a facilitated conversation with the public on colonial memorials, history and memory.
    About the panelists:
    Morrie Love (Te Atiawa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Mauī, Taranaki, Ngati Ruanui) is Director Raukura Consultants, a writer and historian.
    Nicky Karu (Hauraki: Paeroa and Thames Coast) Tira Poutama Iwi Partnerships.
    Ewan Morris (Pākehā) is a historian with an interest in public memory and cultural contestation over symbols.
    These free Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand https://natlib.govt.nz/ and Manatū Taonga/Ministry for Culture and Heritage https://mch.govt.nz/
    Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 15 July, 2020.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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