Collision, compromise and conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga mission, 1827-1855
- Date: Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
12:10 to 1:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Critical analysis of culture change
Collision, Compromise and Conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission, 1827-1855: A critical study of Hokianga Māori, missionary and kauri merchant interactions is a critical analysis of early New Zealand.
The book looks at culture change and Māori conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission and how with Mission Superintendent, William White, Māori adopted and adapted Christianity and European 'modernity' to suit their own culture.
Author Gary Clover will present his recently launched book on culture change and Māori conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission.
Wesleyan Hokianga Mission in New Zealand
The book seeks to pay tribute to the scholarship of the late Associate-Professor John M.R. Owens of Massey University by highlighting some of his early New Zealand contact era scholarship as presented in the Hokianga portion of his unpublished PhD thesis of 1969 on the Wesleyan Mission in New Zealand.
Also to inform the forthcoming two day bicentenary symposium on the beginning of the Wesleyan Mission to New Zealand in 1819 to be held by Methodist churches on 24-26 May 2019 at the College of St John the Evangelist, Auckland.
Author Gary Clover, Dame Claudia Orange (Te Papa Research Fellow) and Dr Geoff Troughton (Senior History Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington) will each speak about the publication.
Light refreshments will be available.
About the speaker
Gary Clover is a retired Methodist Presbyter with a forty-year interest in culture change and conversion in early contact-era New Zealand.
His 1973 Auckland MA thesis examined Māori conversion in South Taranaki. He has earlier published two monographs, and in the Wesley Historical Society and Stimulus journals, and elsewhere.