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Ngā Raranga I Makere / Stitches Dropped In Time: An Oral History Study of Māori Community Archiving in Taranaki, 2014-2017.

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dc.contributor.advisor Green, Anna
dc.contributor.advisor Te One, Annie Hall, Claire 2020-05-25T01:54:30Z 2020-05-25T01:54:30Z 2020 2020
dc.description.abstract Community archiving is a movement with its origins in the grass-roots activities of documenting, recording and exploring community heritage in a way that focuses on community participation and ownership of records. This research was about a Māori archiving community of practice from Taranaki and investigated how the training they received created outcomes for their taonga archives and families. It did this by answering three research questions designed to identify how post-custodial trends in community archiving resonated with, or differed from, the methods employed by 11 former students of Te Pūtē Routiriata o Taranaki community archive in New Plymouth. This research took a qualitative oral history approach to data gathering and used thematic analysis to examine evidence gathered from three generations of whānau archivists. It investigated whether community archiving had enhanced their collections of whānau history passed down from generation to generation and connected the close family groups that were looking after them. This study proposes a concept of whānau-led collection management as a model of practice for flax-roots communities and public heritage institutions that work with taonga Māori. It explains the link between collectively caring for archival collections and positive outcomes for whānau engagement with te reo Māori and other forms of cultural identity building. It draws on international examples to suggest ways that practices of community archiving, such as digitisation and digital archiving, can bridge the gap between community-led and institutional methods of caring for tangible and intangible cultural heritage. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.language.iso mi
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Māori Community Archiving en_NZ
dc.subject Oral History en_NZ
dc.subject Taranaki en_NZ
dc.title Ngā Raranga I Makere / Stitches Dropped In Time: An Oral History Study of Māori Community Archiving in Taranaki, 2014-2017. mi_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Stout Research Centre en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Museum and Heritage Studies en_NZ Archival Science en_NZ Maori Studies en_NZ New Zealand Studies en_NZ Oral History en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Arts en_NZ
dc.rights.license Author Retains Copyright en_NZ 2019-12-02T23:09:47Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 210201 Archival, Repository and Related Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 3 APPLIED RESEARCH en_NZ

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