Story: Urban Māori

Maori girl

Maori girl

When Noel Hilliard’s Maori girl was published in 1960 it sparked controversy because it depicted the racial discrimination encountered by a young Māori woman who moves from a small rural community to Wellington.

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Reference: Noel Hilliard, Maori girl. London: Heinemann, 1960.

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

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