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Perspectives on history: Ranginui Walker

Perspectives on history: Ranginui Walker

Ranginui Walker's Ka whawhai tonu matou: struggle without end (1990, revised in 2004) challenged widely held assumptions about New Zealand history and identity. In the book he gave a new history of Māori experience both before and after European colonisation. The 'struggle without end' he described was that of Māori for self-determination.

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Penguin New Zealand
Reference: Ranginui Walker, Ka whawhai tonu mātou: Struggle without end. Auckland: Penguin, 1990

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Questioning orthodoxies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/43314/perspectives-on-history-ranginui-walker (accessed 30 March 2017)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014