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A Tale of Settlement told through Conflict

The thesis explores a Māori relationship with land and place through the examination of an historic battlefield within my tribal rohe.

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Gate Pa, Tauranga Moana

Ngaite Rangi, Ngati Ranginui, Nagti Pukenga

Nga Aho practitioner:
Rangitahi Humarire Kawe

A Tale of Settlement told through Conflict

The purpose of my thesis was to create the idea of a design intervention that provides the local Maori Tauranga Moana to reconnect with the landscape, as well as to re-ignite pride of place and re-establish memory of significant events. The scope of this thesis is placed within a Māori cultural context with a focus on the site of The Battle of Gate Pa, with association to fortified villages or pā and early European invasion and settlement of Tauranga Moana.
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