Back to the Future: First Encounters in Te Tai Rawhiti

Show simple item record Salmond, Mary en 2018-10-09T21:43:10Z en 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 42(2):69-77 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8899 en
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dc.description.abstract When Captain James Cook's bark the Endeavour arrived in Tūranga-nui in October 1769, the local people were mystified. Many thought that this spectre had appeared from te pō, the dark realm of ancestors. Cook's scientific expedition, sponsored by the Royal Society, was accompanied by Tupaia, a high priest from Ra'iatea. Tupaia joined the ship in Tahiti, where Cook and his companions had observed the transit of Venus. At Tūranga, misunderstandings led to shootings, but when they arrived at Uawa (now Tolaga Bay), the expedition was welcomed ashore. Tupaia and his companions had many friendly exchanges with the priests from Te Rāwheoro, the local whare wānanga or school of learning, which specialised in carving and tattoo. This paper examines differences and resonances between Enlightenment science and philosophy and wānanga (Māori ancestral knowledge), and how exchanges between these knowledge traditions might open up possibilities for new kinds of futures. en
dc.publisher Royal Society of New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand en
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dc.title Back to the Future: First Encounters in Te Tai Rawhiti en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03036758.2012.675576 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 69 en
pubs.volume 42 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 77 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 306286 en Arts en Maori and Pacific Studies en Maori Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-28 en

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