Taua Nākahi nui: Māori, liquor and land loss in the 19th century

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dc.contributor.author McDowell, Tiopira en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-06T02:18:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship 11(2):103-117 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 1177-1801 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35904 en
dc.description.abstract This article outlines the fraudulent practices of settler traders and land agents who employed alcohol to facilitate the alienation of Māori lands, highlighting the close relationship between Māori, liquor and land loss in nineteenth century New Zealand. Traders and agents developed a range of strategies, forged in Britain, tempered by colonial experience and wielded with deft precision in New Zealand to defraud Māori of their lands. Government efforts to pre-empt and prevent the worst excesses of settler crime proved ineffectual, self-defeating, paternalistic and ultimately unenforceable. Māori came to regard settler practices, the successive failure of legislation to alleviate the problem, and state connections with the liquor industry to be part of a thinly veiled conspiracy to destabilize their communities and alienate their lands. While this conclusion is highly problematic, it is likely that traders and agents had witnessed or were aware of similar practices in the settler colonies of Australia, Canada and North America, and made good use of them in New Zealand to access Māori lands. en
dc.publisher Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Taua Nākahi nui: Māori, liquor and land loss in the 19th century en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 103 en
pubs.volume 11 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga en
pubs.author-url http://www.content.alternative.ac.nz/index.php/alternative/article/view/363 en
pubs.end-page 117 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 487473 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Maori and Pacific Studies en
pubs.org-id Maori Studies en
dc.identifier.eissn 1174-1740 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-05-22 en


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