Tag Archives: Maori history

Shelly Bay: my say

On 9 February, members of the Port Nicholson Settlement Trust will vote on whether to sell our land at Shelly Bay, Wellington. It’s a sad moment but also an honest one. The trust is almost broke only nine years after … Continue reading

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Royalty: the ‘economic arrangements’ behind a book

American writer Grace Paley says that trivial work ignores the two facts that make a story “interesting to adults”. Paley’s facts are money and blood, in that order. “That is – everybody continues on this earth by courtesy of economic … Continue reading

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Te Rā o Māui Pōmare 2013: a slow reading

In 2012, during a year living back home in New Zealand, I met Australian-born historian Patricia O’Brien. Patty was the Stout Research Centre fellow, the first Australian to hold this position. She was working on a biography of Samoan nationalist … Continue reading

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