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Marianne Williams recorded that soon after her arrival in New Zealand she was greeted by three young Māori girls who had welcomed her with ‘How do you do Ma’m’ in English, in answer to her own greeting of ‘Tena ra koe’.
Frontiers in colonial New Zealand were not simply lines on maps, but zones of contact and encounter. Beyond the Imperial Frontier explores these zones to discover the different ways Māori and Pākehā ‘fronted’ one another across the nineteenth century. Beginning with a pre-1840 era marked by significant cooperation, Vincent O’Malley details the emergence of a more competitive and conflicted post-Treaty world. As a collected work, these essays also chart the development of a leading New Zealand historian.
A Note on the Essays
1. Frontier Histories: An Introduction
2. Cultural Encounter on the New Zealand Frontier: The Meeting of Māori and Pākehā before 1840
3. Manufacturing Chiefly Consent?: James Busby and the Role of Rangatira in the Early Colonial Era
4. Beyond Waitangi: Post-1840 Agreements between Māori and the Crown
5. English Law and the Māori Response: A Case Study from Grey’s New Institutions in Northland
6. Reinventing Tribal Mechanisms of Governance: The Emergence of Māori Rūnanga and Komiti in New Zealand before 1900
7. Te Riri ki Waikato: The Invasion of Waikato and Its Aftermath
8. The New Zealand Settlements Act 1863 in Wider Context: Local and International Precedents for Land Confiscation
9. The East Coast Petroleum Wars: Raupatu and the Politics of Oil in 1860s New Zealand
10. Frontier Justice?: The Trial and Execution of Kereopa Te Rau
11. Reconsidering the Origins of the Native Land Court: Neo-Revisionist Challenges to Orthodox Interpretations
12. The Curious Case of Tiritiri Matangi Island: Terra Nullius New Zealand-style?
13. ‘A Living Thing’: The Whakakotahitanga Flagstaff and Its Place in New Zealand History