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MAOR307 Te Tūtakitanga o Ngā Ao e Rua

The study of the post-contact Indigenous histories of Aotearoa and other parts of eastern Polynesia.

This paper focuses on the history of New Zealand and the other islands of Polynesia since contact with Europeans; hence the Māori title of the paper may be translated 'The Meeting of Two Worlds'. The course readings and discussions will juxtapose European-oriented and indigenous histories narrating the early contact and colonial eras, with particular reference to the indigenous responses to Europeans, the local forms of resistance and the struggle for land. A section will also focus on the work of the Waitangi Tribunal as a collector and maker of history. All the texts are written in the English language, though some of them use indigenous terms and phrases.

Paper title Te Tūtakitanga o Ngā Ao e Rua
Paper code MAOR307
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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18 200-level HIST, MAOR or PACI points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Tel 03 479 8674
Teaching staff

Professor Lachy Paterson

Paper Structure
Internally assessed 100%
Course material.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of indigenous historical themes and perspectives within New Zealand and Pacific Islands history, including the role of the Waitangi Tribunal
  • Competently analyse and discuss histories dealing with the early contact and colonial periods in New Zealand and elsewhere in the Pacific
  • Undertake and present research on a topic reflecting on issues and themes of post-contact indigenous histories

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system