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MAOR310 Special Topic: Ngā Pakanga Nunui: New Zealand Wars

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An investigation into New Zealand’s nineteenth-century colonial conflicts, including their causes and repercussions.

Paper title Special Topic: Ngā Pakanga Nunui: New Zealand Wars
Paper code MAOR310
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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18 200-level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Tel: 03 479 8674
Teaching staff

Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator: Professor Lachy Paterson



Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of historical themes and perspectives relating to the causes of the New Zealand Wars, the conflicts themselves, and the consequences for Māori, and New Zealand in general
  • Critically engage with, analyse and discuss literature relating to the New Zealand Wars and assess diverse historical interpretations
  • Undertake research on a topic reflecting on an aspect of the New Zealand Wars and their consequences

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Friday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 30, 32, 34, 37
A2 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 30, 32, 34, 37