The shared meeting place 1642-1840

A book by Vincent O’Malley describes the culturally neutral meeting grounds of Māori and Pākehā, from 1642 onwards, which began to erode after 1840 as the new settlers gained ascendancy of power in New Zealand.

The Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand has a special issue telling of the Transit of Venus in early times and its impact on Māori and Pākehā New Zealanders.

Syndetics book coverPorowhita = Circle songs : two new karakia and twelve new round songs in Māori and English for classrooms, choirs and communities / Sean O’Connor.
“These fourteen new compositions offer classrooms, choirs and communities a chance to rediscover ’round’ singing and its unique musical and social dynamic. Round singing invites equal participation, a balance of following and leading, and a development of heightened musical and social awareness through interwoven melody and rhythm, creating harmony. Weaving together Te reo and English with voices and movement, standing in the circle, singing of the circle of the year, and of proverbs, awakenings and karakia that carry simple but beautiful wisdom.” – (Book cover description) 

Syndetics book coverThe meeting place : Māori and Pākehā encounters, 1642-1840 / Vincent O’Malley.
“Vincent O’Malley suggests a solution emerged {to enable the two peoples to live together} at a cultural meeting place in which neither party was able to dictate the rules of engagement…That shared meeting place eroded after 1840 as Pākehā became powerful enough to dictate terms.” – (Back cover description) 

Syndetics book coverTiki and temple : the Mormon mission in New Zealand, 1854-1958 / Marjorie Newton.
Details many events that happened from the very beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand in the 1850s. Behind each is a story of faith, devotion, and many hardships.
“The New Zealand Mission of the Mormon Church was virtually two missions – one to the English-speaking immigrants and their descendants, and on to the tangata whenua –people of the land” – (Back cover description)

Brookers Māori legislation handbook, 2012 / with an introduction by Jacinta Ruru.
“Includes two new acts: Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011, and Māori Land Court Rules, 2011, and incorporates sections of general legislation concerning resource management, coastal resources, forestry and climate change legislation… Much of the legislation collected in this volume has, at its core, a common thread: the recognition and promotion of rangatiratanga.” – (Foreword)

Early Waikanae and surrounding areas = Ko Waikanae me ngā whenua tata i ngā rā o mua / George Searle ; transcribed and edited by Tony Millett.
“It seems that the big changes in direction in the history of Waikanae in the early days were firstly the coming of Christianity to the Kapiti region and secondly the departure of many of the Ati Awa people back to their ancestral lands in Taranaki.” – (Foreward, p. 11.)

AlterNative : an international journal of indigenous peoples ; vol. 8, no. 2 (2012).
Includes: The key actors of Waikato river co-governance : situational analysis at work by Marama Muru-Lanning ; Māori and pain : a literature review by Joanna Kidman ; Identifying commonalities between indigenous values and current sustainable design concepts in Aotearoa New Zealand by Emily Voyde and Te Kipa Kepa Brian Morgan.

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand ; vol. 42, no. 2 (June 2012)
Includes: Back to the future : first encounters in Te Tai Rawhiti by A Salmond ; Dual heritage, shared future : James Cook, Tupaea and the transit of Venus at Tolaga BAy by S. L. Donald ; Navigating oceans and cultures : Polynesian and European navigation systems in the late eighteenth century by M Walker ; Long-distance prehistoric two-way voyaging : the case for Aotearoa and Hawaiki by P Adds ; Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and the transit of Venus by V Walker ; (and other topics).

Archifacts (October 2011-April 2012)
p. 25. Ka puta, ka ora : digital archiving and the revitalisation of Taranaki reo by Honiana Love and Claire Hall.