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Te Karanga o te Kotuku. Some records of the land struggle of Saana Murray and her people of Te Hiku o Te Ika, the Far North of New Zealand. Edited by Ruth Lake. 1974 1st edition. The Maori Organisation on Human Rights, Wellington


The continuing struggles of the Aupori Maori people of Te Hapua in the Far North, the Tail of the Fish, to have the right to develop the own lands for general benefit


The author tells of her own family background, her childhood of poverty in the North; the seizing of Maori land by storekeepers to forgive debt; land legislation and of the people who have inspired a rejuvenation of Te Hapua
She talks of being a nurse in Auckland and a teacher of Maori Studies in Otara and of the herding of Maori people into poorer areas of city housing

Poems; excerpts from newspapers; letters; Land Court statements
Wording of the Treaty of Waitangi in Maori and English

Photos show the area; portraits; mustering and saleyards; cooking; tukutuku; protests


220pp; b/w photos and illustrations; map; appendix; s/covers; very good condition; small name front page

Very scarce


Text Copyright 2012
Collectible Books, Napier




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