The Waitangi Tribunal and New Zealand History
By (author) Giselle Byrnes
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Waitangi Tribunal and New Zealand History by Giselle Byrnes
Book DescriptionThe Waitangi Tribunal and New Zealand History is a scholarly intervention into an ongoing debate about the shape of history writing in late twentieth-century New Zealand. Far from being an apology for or a justification of the Tribunal and the Treaty claims process, the book focuses on two main arguments: that the Tribunal is engaged in writing history that is deeply political and overwhelmingly focused on the present; and that the historical narratives produced by the Tribunal have strong postcolonial tendencies. The book argues that the published Tribunal reports are taking the writing of New Zealand history in new directions by challenging the legitimacy and legacy of colonisation, but from within the limitations of a highly adversarial legal environment. It suggests that Tribunal history is a worthy but ultimately flawed experiment. The Waitangi Tribunal and New Zealand History is not a history of the Tribunal or the modern Treaty claims process; rather, it is concerned with the various conceptual and methodological issues that have shaped Tribunal narratives over the past two decades.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195584349
(229mm x 153mm x 13mm)
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
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This book tests the idea that New Zealand history can be explained as a quest for 'national identity', and considers whether narratives that rely on the 'colony-to-nation' storyline are still relevant in the early 21st century. It proposes instead that history and identity have been shaped by culture, community, class, region and gender.
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Author Biography - Giselle Byrnes
Giselle Byrnes is a Lecturer in New Zealand and Public History, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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