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dc.contributor.author Ashton, Jennifer en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-22T17:35:10Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-01-22T17:35:10Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ashton, J. 2009. John Webster and Taua Muru: The Space Between Cultures in 1840s Hokianga. In The Space Between: Negotiating Culture, Place, and Identity in the Pacific, edited by A. Marata Tamaira, 71-80. Occasional Paper Series 44. Honolulu, Hawai‘i: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0897-8905 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/14688 en_US
dc.description Paper submitted to The Space Between: Negotiating Culture, Place, and Identity in the Pacific; based on the indigenous Oceanic concept, va, a space marked by tension and transformation and by confluences and connections en_US
dc.description.abstract In 1847, a taua muru, or hostile raiding expedition, was conducted by a group of Māori on land occupied by John Webster, a British settler and trader. The purpose of the raid was to reclaim goods the party believed had been wrongly taken by three of Webster’s Māori workers. Although the taua muru was primarily between Māori participants and was carried out largely according to Māori custom, the involvement of Webster and other Pākehā in the melee created a space between, where the norms of both cultures were able to coexist. In that space, both Māori and Pākehā may have wanted their own cultural conventions to exclusively apply, but when it came to dealing with each other they were forced to accept their limitations. This article uses the taua muru as a case study to examine the emergence of new cultural forms and their impact on one British settler whose imperial identity was challenged in an environment where his and other settlers’ racial and cultural superiority could not be assumed. en_US
dc.format.extent 10 p. en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Occasional Papers no. 44 / Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Occasional paper series / Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa en_US
dc.subject New Zealand en_US
dc.subject Hokianga en_US
dc.subject culture contact en_US
dc.subject Māori en_US
dc.subject Pākehā en_US
dc.subject taua muru en_US
dc.title John Webster and Taua Muru: The Space Between Cultures in 1840s Hokianga en_US
dc.type Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Paper en_US

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