The Treaty of Waitangi: a study of its making, interpretation and role in New Zealand history

by Orange, Claudia

Abstract (Summary)
From 1840 to the present, the Treaty of Waitangi has been a subject of some significance in New Zealand – a distinctive but subtle thread running through the fabric of the country’s history and shaping attitudes to race relations. A conviction strongly held by New Zealanders is that the treaty has made the country different from other nations, that it initiated an experiment in race relationships that has secured reasonable accord over the years. Only as the climate of public opinion has shifted slightly in the last twenty years and as Maori protest about failure to obtain treaty rights has become more strident have these convictions been challenged.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Sinclair, Keith

School:The University of Auckland / Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau

School Location:New Zealand

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fields of research 430000 history and archaeology 430100 historical studies 430101 new zealand 390000 law justice enforcement 390100 390110 indigenous laws


Date of Publication:01/01/1984

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