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This is a revised edition of Dr Ranginui Walker's best-selling history of Aotearoa, New Zealand, from a Maori perspective, containing two new chapters covering the last decade and a half.
Since the mid-nineteenth century, Maori have been involved in an endless struggle for justice, equality and self-determination. In this book Dr Walker provides a uniquely Maori view, not only of the events of the past two centuries but beyond to the very origins of Maori people.
In this updated edition Dr Walker has added new chapters covering the years of 1990, the flowering of the Maori culture and the growth of Maori political and economic power. Recent issues such as the foreshore and seabed legislation, the hikoi and Don Brash's Orewa speech are discussed.
Ranginui Walker is from Whakatohea of Opotiki. He recently retired as Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland and was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001. Dr Walker is also the author of He Tipua, the biography of Apirana Ngata.
Pages : 462
Publisher : Penguin Books
Publication date : 2004-11