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Rankin: Maori are not the indigenous people of New Zealand

Posted by 1Law4All on July - 22 - 2013

The status of Maori as the country’s indigenous population could be in danger if research, which suggests previous civilisations lived in New Zealand before Maori arrived, is proved true. Ngapuhi leader David Rankin said books by authors such as investigative journalist Ian Wishart and historian Noel Hilliam presented “clear evidence” that some of New Zealand’s earliest residents might have arrived before the Polynesians. He pointed to numerous Maori oral histories  [ Read More ]

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