Ward, Alan Dudley
The official aim of policy determined upon at the assumption of
British sovereignty over New Zealand was to extend the rule of law over
the Maori tribes and 'amalgamate* them with the incoming colonists.
’Amalgamation' implied the abandonment by the Maoris of their own
institutions in favour of English institutions. It involved close
association of settlers and Maoris and, possibly, intermarriage between
them. Necessarily the old Maori order, and even separate Maori racial
identity, were...[Show more]
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