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"Knowing our place" - building a sense of place-based identity on the Wellington campus.
The Puke Ahu project is a Wellington campus-wide initiative that is developing activities and resources promoting the culturally-rich history of Puke Ahu (Mt Cook). Facilitated by Massey University Strategic Innovation Fund and Massey University Living Labs, and in association with our Heritage celebrations, the cross-disciplinary team:
Associate Professor Robin Peace, School of People, Environment and Planning
Dr Fiona Shearer, School of English and Media Studies
Professor Frank Sligo, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
Dr Ingrid Horrocks, School of English and Media Studies
Debbie Snelson, Student Life Services
Dr Te Kani Kingi, Research Centre for Maori Health and Development
Dale-Maree Morgan, Maori Directorate
Associate Professor Bronwyn Labrum, School of Design
Deanna Riach, Campus Registrar
Associate Professor Rachel Page, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health
Associate Professor Wyatt Page, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health
Dr William Hoverd, Centre for Defence and Security Studies
Dr Allanah Ryan, School of People, Environment and Planning
Dr Jane Richardson, Massey Sustainability
Stephen FitzHerbert, Massey Living Labs
Mary O’Keeffe, Heritage Solutions
Puke Ahu Archaeology (4,808 KB)
By Mary O'Keeffe, Heritage Solutions, December 2013.
Cultural Impact Report: Massey University Wellington, Puke Ahu (2,617 KB)
By Raukura Consultants
Wellington City Council Heritage reports on Puke Ahu architecture
If you find the good oil let us know - Art project by Maddie Leach, based on a historical barrel of oil found on Massey University’s Wellington Campus
Mt Cook, Wellington - A History - by local historian, Peter Cooke.
Mt Cook - Today and Yesterday - by Carol Comber and Peter Cooke.
Mt Cook mural a window on the past - news item, Sheyne Tuffery mural, Hankey Street.
Learnz website - History of Mount Cook Pukeahu - designed for use by schools
Learnz website - Memorial Park information video - designed for use by schools
Mclean, C. & Phillips, J., (1990). The sorrow and the pride: New Zealand war memorials. GP Books: Wellington, New Zealand.
Methven, P. (2011). The Terrace Gaol: A short history of Wellington’s prisons 1840-1927. Steele Roberts Aotearoa: Wellington, New Zealand.
Wong, A. (2009). As the earth turns silver. Penguin: North Shore, New Zealand.
Anderson, L. (2012, September 7). Street History: Wallace Street. The Wellingtonian.
Cann, J. (2014, March 20). Jail, riots and a war memorial. The Wellingtonian, p. 22
Hunter, K. (2014, June 10). New Zealand’s treasures of war already where they should be. Dominion Post, p. A9.
Massey University, (2013, October). The Big 50. Defining NZ: News from Massey University (Issue 26).
Wellington City Council, (2014, June 10). Help to tell our war stories. Dominion Post, p. A7.
Gruenewald, D.A. (2003). The best of both worlds: A critical pedagogy of place. Educational Researcher 32(3), 3-12. DOI: 10.3102/0013189X032004003
Pentito, W. (2009). Place-based education: Catering for curriculum, culture and community. New Zealand Annual Review of Education, 18, 5-29.
Placing the Personal Essay Colloquium, 2nd-3rd December 2014.
For more information please contact Associate Professor Robin Peace.
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Last updated on Monday 17 February 2020