Te Ao Hou: The New World takes up the increasingly complex history of Māori entwined with Pākehā newcomers from about 1830. As the new world unfolded, Māori independence was hotly contested; Māori held as tightly as they could to their authority over the land, while the Crown sought to loosen it. War broke out just as the numbers of Pākehā resident in the country began to equal those of tangata whenua. For Māori, the consequences were devastating, and the recovery was long, framed by rural poverty, population decline and the economic depression of the late nineteenth century. Drawn from the landmark publication, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (2014), Te Ao Hou covers the Māori history of the nineteenth century.
Table of contents
1. The Coming of the Pākehā, 1820–1840
Across Time: Pipitea Pā
2. Rangatiratanga and Kāwanatanga, 1840–1860
Across Time: Portrait Photographs
3. Wars and Survival, 1860–1872
Across Time: Ngā Haki, Ngā Kara, Flags
4. The Land and the People, 1860–1890
Across Time: Te Hopu Tītī ki Rakiura
5. The Quest for Survival, 1890–1920
Postscript: The Past Matters
Appendices: Statistics; Maps & Figures;
Te Reo in the Text
Endorsements for Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History
Tangata Whenua is a magnificent work weaving together the many strands of our history. It offers a rich, broad narrative that honours the stories of this country’s many iwi. This is a history built, too, on many kinds of knowledge, drawing on the evidence of science and the narratives of history and tradition. This is indeed a taonga, a gift that will enrich the lives of future generations.
- Tā Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History provides the most wonderful foundation for us to consider our collective futures both as Māori and as a nation. It maps the history of Māori in ways that capture the complexity of that lived experience – for iwi, hapū and whānau – from the early origins to our contemporary existence. The scholarship is impressive, in turn consolidating and extending while actively myth-breaking. The history incorporates struggle, deprivation, creativity, strength and resilience. As we continue to imagine our futures, this work will make an incisive contribution.
-Tracey McIntosh, Director, Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga