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Locating Hinemihi's People

Sully, DM; Raymond, R; Hoete, A; (2014) Locating Hinemihi's People. Journal of Material Culture , 19 (2) pp. 209-229. 10.1177/1359183513514316. Green open access

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Abstract

The care of taonga (Maori treasures) outside the Maori community takes place within varying degrees of inter-cultural engagement, in which encounters with the past can be seen to be negotiated through the changing nature of personal and institutional relationships in the present. The desire to develop Hinemihi, the historic Maori meeting house at Clandon Park, as a functioning marae (ceremonial gathering place) has provided a challenge to conventional heritage conservation practice. A response to the conservation of Hinemihi has been to adapt practice developed by the Pouhere Taonga (New Zealand Historic Places Trust) for the conservation of historic marae. The success of this approach relies on the formation of an active and sustaina blemarae community. Therefore, a series of community-based events have been delivered to nurture the developing relationships between Hinemihi and her people, as an essential element of the conservation project. This has questioned the central role of Maori in the long term care of Hinemihi. As a result, the formation of ‘Hinemihi’s People’ is an attempt to develop a sustainable conservation community for Hinemihi at Clandon Park that reflects a spatially and temporally grounded reality, based on lived experiences.

Type: Article
Title: Locating Hinemihi's People
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1359183513514316
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359183513514316
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2013. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page(http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: Conservation; heritage; intercultural; Maori; meeting houses; participatory;
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1362546
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