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A Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu's treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown
 

A Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu's treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown (Paperback)

By Fisher, Martin

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The Ngai Tahu settlement, like all other Treaty of Waitangi settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand, was more a product of political compromise and expediency than measured justice. The Ngai Tahu claim, Te Kereme, spanned two centuries, from the first letter of protest to the Crown i...n 1849 to the final hearing by the Waitangi Tribunal between 1987 and 1989, and then the settlement in 1998. Generation after generation carried on the fight with hard work and persistence and yet, for nearly all Ngai Tahu, the result could not be called fair. The intense negotiations between the two parties, Ngai Tahu and the Crown, were led by a pair of intelligent, hard-nosed rangatira, who had a constructive but often acrimonious relationship - Tipene O'Regan and the Minister of Treaty Negotiations Doug Graham - but things were never that simple. The Ngai Tahu team had to answer to the communities back home and iwi members around the country. Most were strongly supportive, but others attacked them at hui, on the marae and in the media, courts and Parliament. Graham and his officials, too, had to answer to their political masters. And the general public - interested Pakeha, conservationists, farmers and others - had their own opinions. In this measured, comprehensive and readable account, Martin Fisher shows how, amid such strong internal and external pressures, the two sides somehow managed to negotiate one of the country's longest legal documents. 'A Long Time Coming' tells the extraordinary, complex and compelling story of Ngai Tahu's treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. But it also shines a light, for both Maori and Pakeha, on a crucial part of this country's history that has not, until now, been widely enough known.
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ISBN 9781988503110
Published NZ 30 Dec 2020
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988503110
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Imprint Canterbury University Press
Published 30 Dec 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fisher, Martin
Category History
Australasian & Pacific History
Politics & Government
Legal History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code 346.930432
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress K ai Tahu New Zealand people - Claims, K ai Tahu New Zealand people - Land tenure, K ai Tahu New Zealand people - Government relations
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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