Collected here are some of the many papers prepared by the HistoryWorks team and links about historical research and the Treaty of Waitangi from Aotearoa/ New Zealand.

Seminars, Conference and Research Papers

We are able to offer here some conference papers and other resources which are either reproduced with the kind permission of the commissioning agencies, already publicly available or not subject to copyright restrictions beyond those of the authors.

Vincent O’Malley, ‘”Begging with a Bludgeon”: The East Coast Confiscations’, (A Paper Presented to the New Zealand Historical Association/Te Pouhere Korero Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, February 1996). Download seminar paper [PDF, 105KB]

Vincent O’Malley, ‘Land Deeds as Treaties: The New Zealand Experience’, (A Paper Presented to the 17th Annual Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne, July 1998). Download here [PDF, 104KB]

Vincent O’Malley, ‘Looking Forward, Looking Back’ (A Seminar Presentation held at the Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, July 2000). Download seminar paper [PDF, 105KB]

Vincent O’Malley, ‘The Aftermath of the Tauranga Raupatu, 1864-1981’, Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust (CFRT), June 1995 (Download report from CFRT PDF, 384KB)


Here are links to mostly Aoteaoroa/New Zealand websites with useful information on historical research and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Treaty of Waitangi

Waitangi Tribunal
Office of Treaty Settlements
Crown Forestry Rental Trust
Te Puni Kōkiri
Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit
Legal aid — Ministry of Justice, New Zealand

New Zealand History

Difficult Histories – The New Zealand Wars

The Meeting Place – A New Zealand History Blog
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Research Repositories

Alexander Turnbull Library
Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives
Archives New Zealand
Auckland City Library (Special Collections)
Auckland War Memorial Museum Library
Australian Newspapers
British Legislation
Community Archive (was the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts)
Digital New Zealand
Early New Zealand Books
Hansard, 1803-2005
Hocken Library
Land Information New Zealand
Māori Land Court
Māori Land Legislation Database
Māori Studies Databases
National Library of New Zealand
New Zealand Acts, 1841-2007
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
Niupepa: Māori Newspapers
Papers Past
Sir Donald McLean Papers
Statistics New Zealand
Te Papa
Wellington City Archives

Māori Sites

Federation of Māori Authorities (FOA)
Te Ohu Kai Moana
Te Puna Māori Web Directory
Te Taura Whiri (Māori Language Commission)


Aboriginal Mapping Network
Te Puni Kōkiri (Māori Land Online)
The Harvard Map Collection
New Zealand ESRI User Group
Maps Online (Auckland City Library)

If you have suggestions for further sites that might be added to this page please contact us.