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The Pāpāmoa pā complex in western Bay of Plenty records how Polynesian settlers became the Māori people who encountered Europeans.
Ōtatara Pā, near Napier, is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in New Zealand.
Climate change, natural disaster or environmental degradation may explain why Māori abandoned this coastal site about 400 years ago.
View of some of the tents put up by Maori land marchers on the lawns in front of the Parliamentary Buildings, Wellington, 1975
Māori Land March on the outskirts of Palmerston North, October 1975
After the initial enthusiasm of the 1870s, Julius Vogel’s reputation suffered in the 1880s when New Zealand’s economy slumped into a long depression that was triggered by an international banking crisis.
Julius Vogel wasn’t the first colonial politician to promise public works and immigration on the back of borrowed money. But the early 1870s offered better prospects for success.
In June 1870, Vogel unveiled the most ambitious public works and assisted-immigration programme in New Zealand’s history.
In 1870, Colonial Treasurer Julius Vogel launched the most ambitious development programme in New Zealand’s history. The ‘Vogel era’ was a decisive moment in New Zealand’s 19th-century transformation from a Māori world to a Pākehā one.
Seated portrait of Henare Tomoana. Taken 29 April 1873 by Samuel Carnell.
Maori rights campaigner Eva Rickard dancing at Moutoa Gardens, Wanganui. A group of protestors are seated in the background, 31 March 1995.
The Native Land Court was one of the key products of the 1865 Native Lands Act. It converted traditional communal landholdings into individual titles, making it easier for Pākehā to purchase Māori land.
Premier Julius Vogel's great plan was to borrow heavily to build infrastructure and to lure migrants. It was controversial, but the money and migrants stimulated the economy and created a viable consumer market for producers.
John Sheehan, the first European New Zealand-born Parliamentarian, was a lawyer who, on many occasions, represented Maori in land claim cases. However, in the later part of his career, he damaged many of his relationships with Maori through bungled negotiations and his own incompetence.
Politician and runholder, Henry R. Russell, supported Henare Matua's Hawke's Bay Repudiation movement, and funded the Te Wananga newspaper as well as the Napier repudiation office.
James Crowe Richmond, elected member of Parliament in 1860, believed it vital to defeat Maori opposition to European settlement. At the outbreak of war in Taranaki, he took refuge in Nelson where he became a member of Nelson Provinical Council, and editor of the Nelson Examiner
Rees was drawn to New Zealand in 1866 by the lure of the Otago gold fields. He practised law for several years, and entered Parliament as an Auckland member from 1876 to 1879. He then acted as counsel for Ngati Porou of the East Coast in their claims involving dubious land purchases. Through his skillful support and his ability as a speaker he gained the strong support of Maori leaders such as Wi Pere of Rongowhakaata/Te Aitangi-a-Mahaki/Te Whanau a Kai.
biography of judge William Martin
biography of naturalist and politician Walter Mantell
biography of surveyor and publis servant Gilbert Mair