Faculty of Arts

MĀORI  130

Te Ao Māori: The Māori World

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for MAORI 130.


This course introduces students to Māori life over time, giving research-based insights into topics that are often discussed and sometimes controversial, and that continue to shape contemporary life in New Zealand. These include aspects of cosmology, the arrival of our Māori ancestors in Aotearoa, the structure and nature of Māori society, leadership, the arrival of Europeans, the 1835 Declaration of Independence and the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, impacts of European immigration on Māori society, the land wars, the ongoing struggle of Māori to the present day, the Waitangi Tribunal, contemporary Māori issues.

Availability 2012

Summer School, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Professor Margaret Mutu


Coursework + exam


MAORI 130: 15.0 points

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