Historical Frictions

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The land claims presented before the Waitangi Tribunal, first established in 1975 as a permanent commision of inquiry to address claims by the Maori people, are discussed in this analysis of the role of legal courts and commissions in mediating disputes with indigenous peoples.


Michael Belgrave is a historian and professor of social and cultural studies at Massey University. He is the author of The Mater: A History of Auckland's Mercy Hospital 1900–2000 and Social Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand.


"[Belgrave's] richly contextualised account of 'the historical treaty' is a tour de force."  —Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History