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The Hunn report

The Hunn report

J. K. Hunn’s report on the Department of Māori Affairs was released to the public in 1961. Although it was strictly speaking a review of the department, it made more far-reaching recommendations on social reforms affecting the Māori people. One consequence of the report was that Māori were encouraged to move from rural areas into towns and cities.

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Reference: J. K. Hunn, Report on Department of Maori Affairs: with statistical supplement, 24 August 1960. Wellington: Government Printer, 1961.

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015