While preparing lectures to teach an amazing course on Christianity in Aotearoa, there is no shortage of phenomenal books and resources (including online) now available. New Zealand authors and publishers have done fantastically well in recent times re Aotearoa NZ history. Here’s just a snapshot of a few – on my desk today:
Some brief notes on Christianity and te Tiriti o Waitangi
3 February 2023 Christian (Protestant Evangelical) missions to New Zealand began with Samuel Marsden and chief Ruatara in 1814. By the late 1830s, Europeans were trying to purchase large tracts of land, and colonization companies were sending ships of settlers to the country. The British Government stepped in, with James Stephen at the Colonial Office…
What I’m Reading – VLOG #4 – Interpreting te Tiriti o Waitangi
After my post last week critiquing some content on the treaty from the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum, I was asked to explain my take on the treaty translation issue. I continue to do historical research and writing on the texts and contexts of the treaty of Waitangi (or te Tiriti o Waitangi), and…
Just a few light reference works…
… as I begin some focussed writing. I stripped the NZ history shelf at my local. Good times.