In/visible Sight
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Release Date:01 Feb 2001
ISBN:9781897425862
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In/visible Sight

The Mixed-Descent Families of Southern New Zealand

Athabasca University Press, AU Press

Angela Wanhalla begins her story in Maitapapa, Taieri, New Zealand,
the mixed-descent community where her great-grandparents, John Brown
and Mabel Smith, were born. As In/visible Sight takes shape, a
community emerges from the records, re-casting history and identity in
the present. Drawing on the experiences of mixed-Maori/White families,
Wanhalla examines the early history of southern New Zealand. There,
Ngai Tahu engaged with the European newcomers on a sustained scale from
the 1820s, encountering systematic settlement from the 1840s, and
fighting land alienation from the 1850s. The evolving social world was
one framed by marriage, kinship networks, and cultural practices -- a
world in which interracial intimacy played a formative role.

Angela Wanhalla is an award-winning scholar and
lectures in history at the University of Otago. Publishing in
international periodicals and engaged in research, Wanhalla draws on a
strong theoretical framework for her writing on Maori society.
List of Maps and Tables

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Intimate Histories

Chapter 2. Pátahi’s Story

Chapter 3. Interracial Families and Communities

Chapter 4. Boundary Crossings

Chapter 5. Fears and Anxieties

Chapter 6. Racial Categories and Lived Identities

Chapter 7. Migration Stories

Chapter 8. In/visible Sight

Endnotes

Bibliography

Index
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