The impact of Christianity on Aotearoa New Zealand in the early 1800s will be explored at a major conference in Waitangi from November 27-29 this year.
The title is Hei Kohikohinga Kōrero mō te Hāhi Karaitiana ki Aotearoa – Re-evaluating Christianity’s Influence in Shaping Aotearoa New Zealand c.1800 to c.1860.
Conference venue is the Copthorne Hotel.
The cost of the full conference is $200 ($170 for student.unwaged). Day sessions cost $80 ($70).
Registrations must be received by October 1. Late fee is $50.
The conference is being organised by the 2014 Bicentenary History Group, under the auspices of the 2014 Bicentenary Planning Group with assistance from the Anglican Church and links to the Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand.
The organising committee is: Rev Dr Allan Davidson (convenor), Samuel Carpenter, Rev Earle Howe, Rev Dr Rangi Nicholson, Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Associate Professor Peter Lineham, Rev Dr Peter Wensor, Dr Adrienne Puckey.
Reference group: Rev Dr Laurie Guy, Associate Professor Manuka Henare, Rev Christopher Honoré, Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Rt Rev Kitohi Pikaahu, Associate Professor John Stenhouse, Te Aroha Rountree, Dr Nick Thompson.
Speakers and topics:
Rt Rev Te Kitohi Pikaahu:
Te Hari a Ngapuhi – The Joy of Ngapuhi
Rt Rev Muru Walters:
Waitangi – Reflecting Waters
Rev Dr Allan Davidson:
Protestant Missionary Beginnings in New Zealand in a Global Context
Dr Adrienne Puckey:
The CMS-LMS connections, 1795-1835
Dr Peter Bolt:
The Boyd incident and the delay in the New Zealand mission
Rev David Pettett:
Marsden’s Sermon – Christmas Day 1814 – What did he say?
Associate Professor Manuka Henare:
Hongi Hika and his encounter with the Gospel, 1800 -1827
Revd Chris Honoré:
John Gare Butler and Maori – Mission relationships, 1820-1823
Professor Malcolm Prentis:
A thirst for useful knowledge: Samuel Marsden’s Maori Seminary at Parramatta, 1815-1827
Rev Malcolm Falloon :
Christian Rangi: A Brand Plucked from the Burning?
Judith Ward : Papahurihia:
A Syncretistic Religion or a Seasonal Rite?
Dr Hazel Petrie :
Body or Soul? Redeeming Māori war captives
Dr Angela Middleton and Associate Professor Ian Smith :
Archaeology and daily life at Hohi (Oihi Mission) Bay of Islands
Women’s Marks: the King Family Samplers 1814-1855
Dr Bryan Gilling & Catherine Porter:
Te Wiremu and Te Tiriti: Henry Williams and New Zealand’s Formative Documents
Dr Grant Phillipson :
Redeeming the Redeemers?: The use of Missionaries to Prove Treaty Claims
Rev Hirini Kaa:
The Gospel according to Ngāti Porou: deconstructing the Māori-Missionary Myth
Dr Moeawa Callaghan:
The Wairoa District Mission – Tangata whenua and James Hamlin
Rev Wayne Te Kaawa:
“Do not turn a deaf ear to the cry of these Islands”: John Macfarlane and Māori, 1840-1844
Professor David Williams:
“The Maoris were pleased with that proposition because the word came from the Bishop” (background to the proposed Trinity College at Porirua and Parata v Bishop of Wellington (1877))
Dr Geoff Troughton:
Missionaries and the peace tradition in New Zealand
Associate Professor John Stenhouse:
Te Harawira, humanitarian Christianity and New Zealand racial politics, 1839-1865
Rev Earle Howe:
“Moral Influence” in Early Racial Interaction in New Zealand
Rev Ren Kempthorne:
Te Waipounamu, the Island of Peace
For abstracts and details about the presenters go to www.gospel2014.org and look under Conference Information.
Postal dddress for cheques and registrations: History Conference, Anglican General Synod Office, PO Box 87-188, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742.
When paying by direct credit please enter “History Conference” into the subject line and send the completed registration form to: email@example.com
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