Cultural Landscapes in Aotearoa New Zealand - Decolonisation and challenges

Nicola Short & Carolyn Hill
The first place to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a cultural landscape was Tongariro National Park in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite this early acknowledgement in the international arena there is a weak theoretical understanding of cultural landscapes in Aotearoa, both in the legislative environment and management regimes (Short 2020). The current state of cultural landscapes in Aotearoa can be seen as an expression of the colonial systems and perspectives which dominate...

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  • 2022

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  • University of Waikato
  • University of Auckland