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The 'Wylding' of Te Urewera National Park: Analysis of (Re)Creation Discourses in Godzone (Aotearoa/New Zealand)

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Title:The 'Wylding' of Te Urewera National Park: Analysis of (Re)Creation Discourses in Godzone (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
Authors:Castagna, Christine N.
Contributors:Murton, Brian J. (advisor)
Geography and Environment (department)
Keywords:national parks and reserves
New Zealand
North Island
management
Urewera National Park
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public opinion
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Date Issued:May 2005
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2005]
Abstract:Throughout the world, there are many struggles over resource definition and use; Te Urewera National Park within the North Island of New Zealand is a site of such contestation. Currently the Maori of this region are struggling to regain ownership of the park lands through the Waitangi Tribunal. In the meantime, current legislation requires park management to take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. This thesis is an analysis of selected texts about the aforementioned park. In it I examine the underlying ideologies of recent management plans and compare them with colonial era literature about the region as well as dominant discursive trends that have emerged from Europe. This study demonstrates different means by which the management plans reflect colonial ways of thinking about nature as separate from culture. I argue that until these persistent colonial attitudes are carefully examined, colonial injustices will never be resolved.
Description:MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2005
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 132–136).
Pages/Duration:ix, 136 leaves, bound : map ; 29 cm
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/11624
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Geography


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