Story: Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau

Kohimarama, around 1860

Kohimarama, around 1860

The Kohimarama conference of 1860 was held here, at the mission station at Kohimarama (later Mission Bay), Auckland. The conference was called by the government to justify its actions in Taranaki and to ease the concerns of iwi that were not involved in the conflict.  The proceedings of the conference were published in Māori, as were numerous letters from chiefs around the country.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Urquhart Album (PA1-q-250)
Reference: PA1-q-250-17
Photograph by John Nichol Crombie

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Basil Keane, 'Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau - Māori letter-writing and newspapers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 22 Oct 2014