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Paremata Maori o Niu Tireni. Nohanga tuatahi. I tu ki Te Waipatu, Hune 14, 1892

documentary heritage
  • Place
  • Other Id

    GN672.42 PAR (Library of Congress Call Number)

    15288 (Cat ID)

    1846 (DBTextworks system ID)

    5875 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Paremata Maori o Niu Tireni. Nohanga tuatahi. I tu ki Te Waipatu, Hune 14, 1892
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Weepu me ona hoa (Webbe and Co.) Kai taa kai Whakaputa
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    26 p. (photocopy) ; 30 cm.

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

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  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Photocopy of original held at the Alexander Turnbull Library.
    References : Williams 838; BIM 1815-1900*1320.
    Partially indexed in the Maori Personal Names Index
  • Content
    Proceedings of the first Kotahitanga Parliament, held at Waipatu (Hawke's Bay) from 14 June 1892 and chaired by Henare Tomoana. It records a list of members, elections of officers, the establishment of an upper house, debates concerning land and self-determination and draft legislation mostly concerned with the internal administration of the Kotahitanga. BIM 1815-1900*1320.
  • Public Access Text

    The 'loyal and neutral tribes' followed neither Te Whiti nor Tawhiao. Their acceptance of European rule and assimilation into European culture seemed to be proceeding smothly. Much of their land had gone through the Native Land Court. These tribes were victims of the Pakehas' peace. They were rapidly losing their land, autonomy and tribal organisation. They sought to keep their rights under the Treaty of Waitangi and the Constitution Act.

    The proposal for a separate Maori Parliament (Paremata Maori) was given explicit form in an Arawa petition to the Queen, presented in 1891. At Waitangi 1892, Maori leaders from all parts of the North Island met to carry out the resolutions passed at Waima...the Maoris at the meeting agreed to form a kotahitanga, or union, whcih could present tribal and general intertribal grievances to the government and protect Maori rights "under the Treaty of Waitangi". The Hawke's Bay leaders gained the consent of the Ngapuhi-the hosts at Waitangi-to hold the first session at Waipatu, near Hastings, in June of 1892, thus began the Maori parliament that was to last for the next eleven years. (Williams, John A., 1969, p. 48-52). alID=70824). See also EMI 1131, MS 91/32 & MS 91/33 Original also held at APL.

  • Collection Type
    Pamphlet Collection
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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