Cultural Landscapes Historic Urban Landscape

The Unchanged Place: Lifescapes of Cook Island historic churches

Premiership Room A, Melbourne Cricket Ground 06/10/2016 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

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Carolyn Hill

Built in the mid-19th century, Rarotonga’s coral stone churches represented a complex interweaving of indigenous and foreign beliefs, cultural practice and architecture. This paper examines how these places continue to function and change, and questions what conservation looks like in a reality of “living” cultural landscapes.