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By David V. Williams

When the hot Zealand very best courtroom governed on Wi Parata v the Bishop of Wellington in 1877, the judges infamously brushed off the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi. in past times 25 years, judges, legal professionals, and commentators have castigated this “simple nullity” view of the treaty. The notorious case has been obvious as symbolic of the forget of Maori rights through settlers, the govt, and New Zealand legislation. during this e-book, the Wi Parata case—the protagonists, the origins of the dispute, the years of criminal again and forth—is given a clean look, affording new insights into either Maori-Pakeha family within the nineteenth century and the criminal place of the treaty. As appropriate this day as they have been on the time of the case ruling, arguments in regards to the position of Indigenous Maori and Pakeha settlers in New Zealand are delivered to light.

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