MAOR 216

Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi

This course examines the Declaration of Independence and the background of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its signing and various interpretations of it, creating an understanding of how the history of the Treaty relates to the modern day, its effects upon the Maori people, and its implications for future relations between non-tangata whenua people in Aotearoa. Field trip to Archives New Zealand (no cost). 100% internal assessment.

Taught by the School of Te Kawa a Maui, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

This course is not offered in 2014.

20 points

40 100-level pts

Set Text

There is no set text for MAOR 216. Materials will be made available via Blackboard.

Recommended Reading

Belich, James, 1988. The New Zealand Wars. Auckland: Penguin Books.

Colenso, W, 1890. The Authentic and Genuine History of the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Reprinted 1980. Wellington: Government Print.

Harris, Aroha, 2004. Hikoi: Forty Years of Māori Protest. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Jackson, M, 1987, 1988. The Māori and the Criminal Justice System. Study Series 18, Part 1, February, & Part 2, November. Christchurch: Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury and Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific.

Kawharu, IH (ed), 1989. Waitangi: Māori and Pākehā Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi. Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Mikaere, Ani, 2004. “Are we all New Zealanders Now?” Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture.

Mulholland, Malcolm and Veronica Tawhai, 2010. Weeping Waters: The Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Change. Wellington: Huia Press.

O’Malley, Vincent, Bruce Stirling and Wally Penetito, 2010. The Treaty of Waitangi Companion. Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Orange, C, 1987. The Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Allen & Unwin Port Nicholson Press with assistance from the Historical Publications Branch Department of Internal Affairs.

O'Regan, T, 1989. Partnership Dialogue. A Māori Consultation Process. He Korero Rangapu. Wellington: State Services Commission.

Petrie, Hazel, 2006. Chiefs of Industry: Māori tribal enterprise in early colonial New Zealand. Auckland: Auckland University Press.

Ross, RM, 1972. Te Tiriti o Waitangi: texts and translations. In NZJH, 6 (2), pp 129–157.

Royal Commission on Social Policy, 1988. The Treaty of Waitangi: Directions for Social Policy. “Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Te Kaupapa Mo Nga Ahuatanga a Iwi. The April Report.” Report of the Royal Commission on Social Policy, Vol. II Future Directions, pp 25–151.

Sorrenson, MP Keith, 1987. “Towards a Radical Reinterpretation of New Zealand History: The Role of the Waitangi Tribunal.” In NZJH, 11 (1), pp 173–188.

Williams, David V, 1999. Te Kooti Tango Whenua: The Native Land Court 1864 – 1909. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.