Dr Lachlan Paterson - Kaituitui o te MIndS
BA, PGDipArts (Otago), RSA/Cambridge CELTA, PhD (Otago)
Pūkenga Matua, Senior Lecturer (Appointed 2007)
Room Richardson South Tower, Rm 3S7
Phone 64 3 479 3972
Much of Lachy's primary research has involved niupepa ( Māori-language newspapers) of the mid nineteenth and early twentieth century, from which he explores the social, political and religious discourses promulgated within these publications. He has published on this topic, and is currently engaged in collaborating with other Otago scholars in a history of the "book" and print culture in New Zealand.
Lachy’s has two other major projects. He is researching the women workers of the Presbyterian Māori Mission, undertaken with the blessing and guidance of Te Aka Puaho (Presbyterian Māori Synod) and Te Wānanga a Rangi (the Presbyterian Church’s Māori theological college). This research involves both archival research and oral interviews with kaumātua in the Bay of Plenty, Urewera and other areas, with a goal of producing a monograph on the topic. Lachy is also working with Angela Wanhalla (History) in collecting archival material from which to construct an anthology of the “voices” of nineteenth-century Māori women.
- MAOR 311 - Te Māhuri 1
- MAOR 312 - Te Māhuri 2
- MAOR 307 - Te Tūtakitanga o Ngā Ao e Rua (Running alternate years, this paper explores the history indigenous/European encounters in New Zealand and the Pacific.)
- MAOR 427 - He Tuhituhinga (Running alternate years, this paper examines historical Māori-language texts. Taught in Māori.)
- MAOR 102 - Introduction to Māori Society (Guest Lecturer)
- Paterson, L. (2006). Massey University Research Grant: $4950. Project title: Presbyterian Deaconesses within Māori Communities.
- Paterson, L. (2008). University of Otago Research Grant: $7382. Project title: Women Workers of the Presbyterian Māori Mission.
- December 1999: University of Otago Prestigious Scholarship.
- March 1997: Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangihiroa) Prize in Maori Studies (200-level)
- December 1997: Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangihiroa) Prize in Maori Studies (300-level)
Major Research Outputs
Paterson, L. (2006). Colonial Discourses: Niupepa Maori 1855-1863. Dunedin: Otago University Press.
Watson J., & L. Paterson (eds) (2011). A Great New Zealand Prime Minister: Reappraising William Ferguson Massey, Dunedin: Otago University Press.
Morrison, H., Paterson, L., Knowles, B., and Rae, M. (eds) (2012) Mana Māori and Christianity, Wellington: Huia Publishers.
Stevens S., & Paterson, L. (2012) ‘Nga Tamatoa and the Rhetoric of Brown Power: Re-Situating Collective Rhetorics in Global Colonialism’. In Darin Payne and Daphne Desser (eds). Teaching Writing in Globalization Remapping Disciplinary Work, Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. 17-38
Paterson, L. (2004). 'Mana Māori Motuhake: Challenges to ‘Kāwanatanga’ 1840-1940'. In Tania M. Ka’ai, John C. Moorfield, Michael P.J. Reilly, Sharon Mosley (eds). Ki te Whaiao: An Introduction to Māori Culture and Society, Auckland: Pearson Education, pp. 163-170.
Paterson, L., & Stenhouse, J. (2004). 'Ngā poropiti me ngā Hāhi: Prophets and the Churches'. In Tania M. Ka’ai, John C. Moorfield, Michael P.J. Reilly, Sharon Mosley (eds). Ki te Whaiao: An Introduction to Māori Culture and Society, Auckland: Pearson Education, pp. 171-180.
Paterson, L. (2002). 'Kiri Mā, Kiri Mangu: The Terminology of Race and Civilisation in the Mid-nineteenth Century Maori-Language Newspapers'. In Jenifer Curnow, Ngapare Hopa & Jane McRae (ed). Rere atu, Taku Manu! Discovering History, Language and Politics in the Maori-language Newspapers, Auckland: University of Auckland Press, pp. 78-97.
Moorfield, J. C., & Paterson, L. (2002). 'Loanwords Used in Māori-Language Newspapers'. In Jenifer Curnow, Ngapare Hopa & Jane McRae (ed). Rere atu, Taku Manu! Discovering History, Language and Politics in the Maori-language Newspapers, Auckland: University of Auckland Press, pp. 60-77.
Paterson, L. (2012) ‘The Rise and Fall of Women Field Workers within the Presbyterian Māori Mission’. In Hugh Morrison, Lachy Paterson, Brett Knowles, & Murray Rae (eds). Mana Māori and Christianity, Wellington: Huia Publishers, pp. 179-204.
Paterson, L. (2012) ‘Pākehā or English?: Māori Understandings of Englishness in the Colonial Period’. In Lyndon Fraser & Angela McCarthy (eds). Far From Home: The English in New Zealand, Dunedin: Otago University Press, pp. 123-143
Refereed Journal Articles
Paterson, L. (2011) 'The Kohimārama Conference of 1860: A Contextual Reading'. Journal of New Zealand Studies, (NS12), pp.29-46.
Paterson, L. (2011). 'Government, Church and Māori Responses to Mākutu (Sorcery) in New Zealand in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries'. Cultural and Social History, 8(2), pp.175-194.
Paterson, L. (2010) 'Print Culture and the Collective Māori Consciousness'. Journal of New Zealand Literature, 28 (2), pp.103-129.
Paterson, L. (2010). 'Hāwhekaihe: Māori Voices on the Position of 'Half-castes' within Māori society'. Journal of New Zealand Studies, pp.135-156.
Paterson, L. (2008). 'Māori "Conversion" to the Rule of Law and Nineteenth-Century Imperial Loyalties'. Journal of Religious History, 32(2), pp.216-233.
Paterson, L. (2007). 'Reweti Kohere's Model Village'. New Zealand Journal of History, 41(1), pp.27-44.
Paterson, L. (2013) ‘Identity and Discourse: Te Pipiwharauroa and the South African War, 1899-1902’. South African Historical Journal, online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02582473.2013.770063
Paterson, L. (2011) ‘Te Whakamahi i te Kupu Rangatiratanga i te Tekau mā Iwa o ngā Rautau’. He Pukenga Korero, 10 (1), pp. 17-24.
Non-refereed Journal Articles
Paterson, L. (2002) 'Haiti and the Maori King Movement'. History Now: Te Pae Tawhito o te Wā, 8(1), pp.18-22.
Special Journal Issues
Ballantyne, T., Paterson, L. & Wanhalla, A. (eds) (2010). Special Issue: Cultures of Print in Colonial New Zealand: Journal of New Zealand Literature, 28(2).
Ballantyne, T., Paterson, L. & Wanhalla, A. (eds) (2011). Special Issue: Communicating Culture in Colonial New Zealand: Journal of New Zealand Studies, (NS12).