The Forgotten Coast

Richard Shaw

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‘You approach family stories with caution and care, especially when a thing long forgotten is uncovered in the telling.’In this deft memoir, Richard Shaw unpacks a generations-old family story he was never told: that his ancestors once farmed land in Taranaki which had been confiscated from its owners and sold to his great-grandfather, who had been with the Armed Constabulary when it invaded Parihaka on 5 November 1881.Honest, and intertwined with an examination of Shaw’s relationship with his father and of his family’s Catholicism, this book’s key focus is urgent: how, in a decolonizing world, Pakeha New Zealanders wrestle with, and own, the privilege of their colonial pasts.

$35

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ISBN – 9780995143142
Publisher – Massey University Press
Format – Hardback
Dimensions – 179mm X 115mm
Categories – NZ People Society and Culture

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