Redeeming a Past: An Ancestor Perspective

Steve Taylor

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We all come from somewhere. Who Do You Think You Are? is a TV documentary series. Each episode follows a well-known individual who is researching their family tree. Sometimes there is joy, for example as Scottish TV presenter Nicky Campbell, adopted at birth, traced his birth family(11 July 2007). Sometimes there is shock, for example as actor David Tennat discovers his great-grandfather played a key role in Catholic suppression in Northern Ireland (27 September 2006). Sometimes there is pain, for example as Natasha Kaplinsky is shown official documentation relating to the death of family members during the wartime massacre of Slonim Jews by the Nazis. (6 September 2007). In each case, tracing the past is essential in forming identity today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationListening to People of the Land
Subtitle of host publicationChristianity, Colonisation and the Path to Redemption
EditorsSusan Healy
Place of PublicationAuckland, New Zealand
PublisherPax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780473459574
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Catholic
  • Christianity
  • Colonisation
  • Maori
  • missionary
  • Papua New Guinea
  • New Zealand


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