Paradoxical mobilities: sharemilking with Te Raparahi Lands Trust (Wāotū)
Hutcheson, G. Y., & Simmonds, N. B. (2017). Paradoxical mobilities: sharemilking with Te Raparahi Lands Trust (Wāotū). Presented at the AusMob Launch Symposium: The future of mobilities research in Australia and beyond, University of Melbourne, VIC.
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Mobilities are important for capturing some of the combined movements of people, animals and objects in all of their complex relational dynamics. Sharemilking involves a cascade of mobilities: from the modest journies of the everyday to the upheaval of complete farm moves. Here we examine how sharemilkers are enabled and constrained in different ways by being mobile and landless, but also included are hopeful geographies. The sharemilker's mobile relationship to land, rather than ownership of it, works well with indigenous ideas of kaitiakitanga (guardianship) that is a central feature of multiply owned Māori land trust (Te Raparahi). Combining sharemilker mobility with te Raparahi, and importantly Ngāti Hūri historical and contemporary connections to Te Wāotū in South Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand, reveals paradoxical mobilities of place.
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