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The Pai Marire Search for Maori Identity


196 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

PDF, $23.99 (US $23.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: October 2013

ISBN 9781775585633

Rights: WOR

Auckland University Press (Oct 2013)


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To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Maori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on Maori terms and without compromising Maori identity. Sources include the Ua Rongopai notebook, which contains a record of the words of Te Ua Haumene, the prophet of Pai Marire, himself.

Author Biography

Paul Clark was born in 1949 in Christchurch. He studied at Harvard and is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Auckland. He is the author of many books and articles on modern China.