Finding a Future Together: How Heritage is helping New Zealand Heal the Pain of its Past

Craig, Claire (2018) Finding a Future Together: How Heritage is helping New Zealand Heal the Pain of its Past. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Heritage New Zealand is our nation’s leading cultural heritage agency, yet in 2017 it was powerless to prevent the destruction of arguably one of the first symbols of New Zealand’s commitment to a culturally unified future – the Category 1 listed Aniwaniwa– a visitor centre in the stunning Te Urewera National Park designed by the brilliant Maori architect, John Scott. This poignant case study is largely, and thankfully, an anomaly as New Zealand grapples with establishing its cultural identity in 21st century. With concerted and thoughtful effort, heritage is largely assisting in healing the wounds of the country’s past, both colonial and pre-European. In this paper, I will consider the ways in which cultural heritage both contributes to, and troubles, the process of reconciliation between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand. I will argue that rather than being itself a matter of history, the act of peace making is not yet concluded in Aotearoa, and instead is something the need for which is only just being confronted by ordinary New Zealanders. I will look at the ways in which cultural heritage is enriching and inspiring New Zealanders of varied cultural backgrounds and how this presents the opportunity to create new pathways for peace.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Craig, ClaireUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: peace; reconciliation; community; identity; cultural heritage; New Zealand; colonial; pre-european; pakeha; maori; healing; conflict
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 10:03
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 16:14
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URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1980

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