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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




A Maori Education Foundation was recommended by J. K. Hunn in his report on the Department of Maori Affairs, 1960, which revealed that the proportion of Maori apprentices, sixth-formers, and university students was much below that of the European population. The Hon. J. R. Hanan, Minister of Maori Affairs, introduced the Maori Education Foundation Bill into Parliament on 7 July 1961 and it became law on 8 November 1961. The Act established the Maori Education Foundation for promoting and encouraging the better education of Maoris and providing funds for this purpose. The Foundation consists of contributors to the Foundation who in any financial year have given 10s. or more in money or property, and of life members who have given a donation of £20 or more or who agree to give £2 a year for 10 years.


John Sidney Gully, M.A., DIP.N.Z.L.S., Assistant Chief Librarian, General Assembly Library, Wellington.