Anthropologist and Ngāti Whātua leader Hugh Kawharu (right) receives the Polynesian Society's Elsdon Best Medal in 1992 from Professor Bruce Biggs, the society's president. In 1989 Kawharu made an English translation of the Māori version of the Treaty of Waitangi, aiming to better reflect the understanding of the chiefs who signed the treaty. He translated 'kāwanatanga' as 'government'.
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Reference: Journal of the Polynesian Society 101, no. 2 (1992), p. 112.
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