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Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds

Michael Belgrave takes the opportunity to review not only a single work, but an approach to history, developed over half a century – and seminal NZ historian Anne Salmond responds.

Response to Review of Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885

Martin Fisher’s review of Dancing with the King demonstrates that New Zealand’s history of colonisation is still captured by a dichotomy of Crown versus Māori, where Maori seem inevitably portrayed as innocent victims and Europeans violent, unprincipled and heartless aggressors. Whereas New Zealand historians now rightly show a good deal of caution in describing levelsContinue reading “Response to Review of Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885”