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'The little whare in Waterloo': thinking about Maori in Australia

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posted on 29.03.2022, 03:06 authored by Innez Haua
One in five Maori now lives in Australia, and the number of Australian-born Maori is increasing, yet most conversations around Maori in relation to indigeneity and identity tend to assume that New Zealand is the only site of Maori experiences. This thesis focuses on a little carved whare, which was built in Waterloo in 1976 as part of a Sydney Housing estate, in order to critically explore the rootedness of migrating Maori and inevitable complexity of Maori self-perception. The little whare also draws attention to Maori interactions with Indigenous peoples and lands in Australia and the ensuing uneasy entanglement of indigeneity, migration, colonisation and identity. Offering an Australian Maori perspective on the topic, this thesis asks how we "think" about Maori in Australia by tracing the re­settlement, history, Indigenous intersections and cultural expression of the Australian Maori diaspora and identifies specific elements that merits further research. Ultimately, the insights made visible by a close focus on the little whare invite broader discussions around intersecting indigeneity and the emergence of an Australian Maori identity.

History

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chapter Three -- Chapter Four -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Glossary -- Bibliography.

Notes

Bibliography: pages 59-63 Theoretical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Indigenous Studies

Department, Centre or School

Department of Indigenous Studies

Year of Award

2017

Principal Supervisor

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Rights

Copyright Innez Haua 2017. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Australia

Extent

1 online resource (63 pages) illustrations

Former Identifiers

mq:70803 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1267886