Healing Our History

Healing Our History : The Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi

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A revised and updated version of the Consedines' best-selling book on the Treaty - by Pakeha, for Pakeha. Healing our History was written as a result of the popular Waitangi Associates treaty workshops run by Robert Consedine. This trailblazing book, first published in 2001, addresses the questions of Pakeha identity and the relevance of the Treaty - questions that are still pertinent today. Since the 1990s Robert has worked with a network of Maori and Pakeha to establish a successful workshop process that enabled Pakeha to learn about, and confront, New Zealand's colonial history and to understand its implications today. Robert's unique take on the subject illustrates how all New Zealanders can discover a new sense of personal and national identity that respects and honours the Treaty relationship.
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  • Paperback | 329 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143019864
  • 9780143019862

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface ; Introduction; PART ONE: THE HISTORY 1.Faith, Spuds and Hospitality 2.Fragments of History: Ireland, Canada and Australia 3.Missionary Conquest: Christianity and Colonisation 4.Shattering the Myths 5.Confronting the Myths 6.Why Don't We Know? PART TWO: THE HEALING 7.Getting Involved 8.Honouring Our Stories 9.Respecting Identities: A Parallel Approach 10.White Privilege: The Hidden Benefits 11.Healing Our History 12.The Paradox of Hope; Appendix 1: A Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand (1835); Appendix 2: The Treaty of Waitangi: Maori and English Texts, and New English Translation of Maori Text; Appendix 3: Journeys of Discovery: Stories; Appendix 4: United Nations Working Definition of Indigenous Peoples; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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