Story: Alcohol

Māori and alcohol legislation

This timeline shows the main legislative provisions affecting the consumption of alcohol by Māori. Lawmakers in New Zealand took a protective attitude towards Māori with respect to alcohol, and they were usually supported by Māori leaders. As a result, restrictive legislation began earlier and was more prohibitive than that applied to non-Māori.

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Jock Phillips, 'Alcohol - Prohibition movement, 1880–1919', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/40669/maori-and-alcohol-legislation (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 13 Apr 2016