Wai_Puka/Fyffe Historic Area: Transmitting the Spirit of Place

Burgess, Robyn L., Jolliffe, Alan G., Solomon, Raewyn J. and Wilson, John W. (2008) Wai_Puka/Fyffe Historic Area: Transmitting the Spirit of Place. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Wai_Puka/Fyffe Historic Area in Kaik_ura, New Zealand, has had over eight centuries of human habitation. Its powerful landscape and unique marine environment have enabled the establishment of a succession of settlements by enterprising and innovative people. With the objective of ascertaining how spirit is transmitted, consultation and an analysis of visitor surveys identify differing levels of response to both place and transmission tools. Structural and archaeological remains, printed and electronic material, guides and oral histories all tell stories. These especially revolve around notable M_ori settlement phases and later European whaling and farming. Recently a contemporary pole carving was erected, emphasising both the place’s W_hi Tapu status and the guardianship role that local M_ori, Ng_ti Kuri, have in actively managing the cultural landscape. It is concluded that the environmental and cultural landscape is an integral part of the spirit of this place and its communities safeguard and revitalize that spirit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Burgess, Robyn L.
Jolliffe, Alan G.
Solomon, Raewyn J.
Wilson, John W.
Languages: English
Keywords: safeguarding; revitalization; spirit of place; cultural landscape; intangible heritage
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 15. Human settlements
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Wai_Puka/Fyffe Historic Area, New Zealand
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2010 12:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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