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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Ian
dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Tim
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Naomi
dc.date.available2017-07-09T23:16:56Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationWoods, N. (2017). Household Narratives from a Colonial Frontier (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7438en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7438
dc.description.abstractThis research uses an archaeological assemblage collected during the redevelopment of a central Whanganui carpark into the Victoria Retail Centre to highlight the potential of this type of material to provide rich and meaningful information about New Zealand’s colonial past. In order to do this a methodology was created to suit archaeological investigations without pre-determined research questions and allow for the material culture itself to direct the research. This approach incorporates traditional archaeological recording, artefact analysis and historical research with the slightly less orthodox presentation of the data as three narratives which each focus on a particular individual or household. These narratives portray the past as a set of individual experiences as interpreted through particular artefacts or types of artefacts and enable archaeological data to be presented in a way which in accessible and meaningful to a non-archaeological audience while at the same time maintaining academic integrity. The stories themselves reveal three unique vignettes of life in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Whanganui in considerable more depth than traditional archaeological interpretations. When considered together these stories also provide insights into the past at a local, national and even global scale.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectWhanganui
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjecthistorical archaeology
dc.subjectmaterial culture
dc.subjectnarrative
dc.titleHousehold Narratives from a Colonial Frontier
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-07-09T21:37:52Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology and Archaeology
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
otago.openaccessOpen
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