The Lives Of Colonial Objects by Annabel CooperThe Lives Of Colonial Objects by Annabel Cooper

The Lives Of Colonial Objects

EditorAnnabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson, Angela Wanhalla

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them. In this collection of 50 essays the authors, including historians, archivists, curators and Maori scholars, have each chosen an object from New Zealand’s colonial past. Some are treasured family possessions such as a kahu kiwi, a music album or a grandmother’s travel diary, and their stories have come down through families. Some, like the tauihu of a Maori waka, a Samoan kilikiti bat or a flying boat, are housed in museums. Others—a cannon, a cottage and a country road—inhabit public spaces but they too turn out to have unexpected histories. Things invite us into the past through their tangible, tactile and immediate presence: in this collection they serve as 50 paths into New Zealand’s colonial history.
Annabel Cooper is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work at the University of Otago. Her edition of Mary Lee’s The Not So Poor and her contributions to Sites of Gender: Women, men and modernity in southern Dunedin explored gender, place and poverty in nineteenth-century New Zealand. Lachy Paterson is a Sen...
Title:The Lives Of Colonial ObjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 10 × 8.75 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Otago University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927322022

ISBN - 13:9781927322024

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