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Author Webster, Steven, author
Title A separate authority (He Mana Motuhake) Volume I. Establishing the Tuhoe Maori Sanctuary in New Zealand, 1894-1915 / by Steven Webster
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xlii, 402 pages) : illustrations, maps, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Introduction -- Part I Tuhoe Hapu and the Establishment of the Urewera District Native Reserve -- 2. The Tuhoe Rohe Potae and the Urewera District Native Reserve Commission -- 3. Difficulties of the Commission Defining Urewera Blocks by Hapu -- 4. The Tamaikoha Hapu Branch: Internal Social Organization -- 5. The Tamaikoha Hapu Branch: Hapu Affiliations -- 6. Tuhoe Hapu Organization and the Amalgamation Plan -- Part II Kinship and Power in Ruatahuna and Waikaremoana, 1899-1913 -- 7. The Ruatahuna-Waikaremoana Migrant Marriage Alliance by 1898 -- 8. Confrontations Over Waikaremoana and Ruatahuna, 1899-1907 -- 9. The Ruatahuna Partition, 1912 -- 10. Some Plausible Explanations -- Part III Conclusion -- 11. A Contemporary Retrospect: Getting to Know Ngai Tuhoe
"Tuhoe mana motuhake vs the force of New Zealand colonialism. This is a patient and perceptive work unraveling stratagems of contrasting ambition so we may comprehend the cultural instincts of 1890-1920 Aotearoa. Dr. Webster proves his deep understanding of kinship dynamics, hapu politics and the Tuhoe passion for autonomy." --Tamati Kruger, Representative in the Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua, New Zealand The resistance of the Tuhoe Maori of New Zealand to colonisation began more than century before the final return of their sanctuary in the Urewera mountains by the Crown in 2014. In Volume I of A Separate Authority (He Mana Motuhake), Steven Webster provides an ethnohistorical reconstruction of the establishment in New Zealand of a rare case of Maori home-rule over their traditional domain, backed by a special statute and investigated by a Crown commission, the majority of whom were Tuhoe leaders. This relatively benevolent colonial policy enabled the Tuhoe to control the establishment of their vast Native Reserve in a way that entrenched their social organisation, particularly their traditional deployment of kin-based power, while at once manipulating the power of the Crown to their joint advantage from 1894 to 1908. In Volume II, Webster documents how this same form of resistance enabled the Tuhoe to withstand predatory Crown policies between 1908 and 1926, thereby retaining remnants of their ancestral sanctuary--which later became the basis upon which they won statutory control of the territory
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Subject Ngai Tuhoe (New Zealand people) -- Social conditions
Ngai Tuhoe (New Zealand people) -- Land tenure
Land tenure -- Government policy -- New Zealand
Ethnology -- New Zealand -- Urewera National Park -- History
Social Anthropology
Ethnography
Historical Sociology
Australasian History
Social Structure, Social Inequality
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Alt Title Establishing the Tuhoe Maori Sanctuary in New Zealand, 1894-1915
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