Kōrero: Voting rights

Māori and general electorates, 1867–1993

Māori and general electorates, 1867–1993

Māori electorates were set up in 1867, when there were 72 general electorates. The shifting (or static) number of electorates in relation to the Māori and the European population are shown here.

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Sources: Alan McRobie, New Zealand electoral atlas. Wellington: GP Books, 1989; Electoral Commission (top); T. Papps, ‘Growth and distribution of population.’ In Population of New Zealand. Vol. 1. New York: United Nations, 1985, tables 8 and 17; Ian Pool, Te [no-lexicon]iwi[/no-lexicon] Maori: a New Zealand population, past, present & projected. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1991, p. 58; Statistics New Zealand (bottom)

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - Miners and Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/36428/maori-and-general-electorates-1867-1993 (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015