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The Aryan Maori

The Aryan Maori

In 1885 scholar Edward Tregear published The Aryan Maori, a work based on his interpretation of tribal traditions. In it he argued with characteristic passion that Māori were of Aryan origin, just like New Zealand's British settlers.

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Reference: Edward Tregear, The Aryan Māori. Wellington: Government Printer, 1885 (B-K 601-COVER)

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014