Author(s): Ranginui Walker
A revised edition of the best-selling book containing two new chapters covering the last decade and a half. 'The struggle without end continues...' This is a revised edition of Dr Ranginui Walker's best-selling history of Aotearoa, New Zealand, from a Maori perspective. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Maori have been involved in an endless struggle for justice, equality and self-determination. In this book Dr Walker provides a uniquely Maori view, not only of the events of the past two centuries but beyond to the very origins of Maori people. In this updated edition Dr Walker has added new chapters covering the years of 1990, the flowering of the Maori culture and the growth of Maori political and economic power. Recent issues such as the foreshore and seabed legislation, the hikoi and Don Brash's Orewa speech are discussed.
Ranginui Walker is from Whakatohea of Opotiki. He was educated at St Peter's Maori College, Auckland Teachers College and the University of Auckland. He recently retired as Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland. He was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001. Dr Walker was chairman of the Auckland District Maori Council for fifteen years and a member of the New Zealand Maori Council for twenty years. He has contributed many papers and articles on Maori education, culture and history, and has written three previous books: Nga Tau Tohetohe, Years of Anger; Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou, Struggle Without End; Nga Pepa a Ranginui, The Walker Papers, all published by Penguin Books. Dr Walker is married to Deirdre and they have three children and nine grandchildren.