Te Ao Hurihuri: The Changing World shows Māori engaged energetically in building and rebuilding their communities through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as Crown policies re-oriented from the acquisition of Māori land to its development. Māori held fiercely to iwi-specific connectedness, community organisation and te reo me ona tikanga (the language and its customs). New kinds of Māori institutions released the dynamism and creativity of tangata whenua, but the struggle continued against a background of social and economic hardship that burdens so many Māori lives. Drawn from the landmark publication, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (2014), Te Ao Hurihuri brings the history up to the present.
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Table of contents
1. Persistence and Resilience, 1920–1945
Across Time: Rugby
2. Māori Affairs, 1945–1970
Across Time: Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei
3. Rights and Revitalisation, 1970–1990
Across Time: Te Reo
4. Tangata Whenua, Tangata Ora, 1990–2014
Postscript: The Past Matters
Appendices: Statistics; Maps & Figures; Te Reo in the Text; Publication Information
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