The first comprehensive guide to key documents and notable quotations on New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi, this volume explores the relationship between the Maori and the Pakeha—New Zealanders who are not of Maori descent. Sourced from government publications, newspapers, letters, diaries, poems, songs, and cartoons, this enlightening anthology provides an introduction to the many voices that have shaped Maori and Pakeha history since 1840. The compilation includes primary historical sources in Maori as well as the English translations and covers numerous topics, including background to the treaty, the New Zealand Wars, the Maori Women's Movement, and Don Brash's politics. Thorough and informative, this is a significant work that will appeal to those interested in pacifism, biculturalism, and racial equality.
Auckland University Press; February 2011
- ISBN: 9781775586678
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: The Treaty of Waitangi Companion
- Author: Vincent O'Malley; Bruce Stirling; Wally Penetito
Imprint: Auckland University Press
About The Author
Vincent O’Malley has worked as a professional historian for 17 years. He is the author of Agents of Autonomy: Maori Committees in the Nineteenth Century and the coauthor of The Beating Heart: A Political and Socio-Economic History of Te Arawa. He is a founding partner of HistoryWorks, Inc. and a contributor to various scholarly journals, including Ethnohistory, Journal of the Polynesian Society, Labour History Review, and New Zealand Journal of History. Bruce Stirling has been involved in researching, writing, and presenting reports for the Treaty of Waitangi claims process for more than 15 years. Wally Penetito is a professor of Maori education and a codirector of He Parekereke, The Institute for Research and Development in Maori and Pacific Education at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of What's Maori About Maori Education?