After the Treaty: The settler state, race relations & the exercise of power in colonial New Zealand

Brad Patterson, Richard S Hill & Kathryn Patterson (editors)


This book is in tribute to Ian McLean Wards (1920–2003), who as researcher and writer, civil servant and cultural activist, contributed greatly to promoting awareness of NZ history. The authors explore themes dear to Wards’ heart, providing new insights into vital issues in 19th century colonial history.

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Brad Patterson — Ian McLean Wards
Ray Grover, Cathy Marr — Reminiscences
Jim McAloon — Revisiting The Shadow of the Land
Melanie Nolan — The politics of dictionaries of biography
Malcolm McKinnon — Lines on the map
Mark Hickford — Interpreting the treaty
Carwyn Jones — Kingitanga and constitutionalism
John Crawford — The Volunteer Force
Grant Phillipson — The Northern War
Vincent O’Malley — Northland after 1846
Brad Patterson — Theophilus Heale and the Inspectorate of Surveys
Richard S Hill — Surveilling the ‘enemies’
Cathy Marr — Amnestying ‘rebels’
W David McIntyre — The genesis of Commonwealth consultation

About the author

Brad Patterson is currently an adjunct research fellow at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. He was formerly founding director of the university’s Irish-Scottish Studies Programme. The author or editor of eleven books, his publications include The Irish in New Zealand: Historical Contexts & Perspectives (2002), Ulster-New Zealand Migration and Cultural Transfers (2006), and most recently he co-authored — with Tom Brooking and Jim McAloon — Unpacking the Kists: The Scots in New Zealand (2013). Brad’s ongoing research projects include detailed studies of the survival of migrant identity in nineteenth-century New Zealand, and he is presently completing a book on the dynamics of settler capitalism in the early decades of the Wellington settlement. A life member and former president of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand, Brad is vice-president of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Hill is a professor of New Zealand Studies at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, where he is also director of the Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit. He has written histories of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century policing in New Zealand, and of Crown-Maori relations in the twentieth century. He was a senior Crown negotiator, and Chief Historian, in the pioneering Treaty settlement processes, and later (2009–14) a member of the Waitangi Tribunal. He has held visiting scholarships and fellowships at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and is a life member of the Labour History Project. In 2015, with the assistance of the Marsden Fund, he established the Security and Surveillance Project at the Stout Research Centre, and began work on a history of state surveillance in New Zealand.

Kathryn Patterson is an independent researcher and writer and is presently an adjunct research associate at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. She is currently working on a study of Irish soldiers discharged in New Zealand from the Imperial regiments prior to 1870. Kathryn has had a long career in the New Zealand public service, principally in information management. Initially training as a librarian, the positions she has held include Deputy Parliamentary Librarian, director of Information Management at The Treasury, and Director and Chief Archivist of Archives of New Zealand. In addition to contributions to the professional literature, Kathryn co-edited (with Brad Patterson) New Zealand (1998), vol 18 in ABC-Clio’s World Bibliographical Series, and Ireland and the Irish Antipodes: One World or Worlds Apart? (2010). She is a life member of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand.

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