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Landmarks, Bridges and Visions: Aspects of Māori Culture—Sidney Moko Mead (1997)

This is a collection of words, ideas, opinions, theories, reactions and prescriptions for the future, written over a period of three decades by the first Professor of Māori, Hirini Moko Mead. Covering education, Te Reo Māori, sovereignty, culture and being Māori in a modern world.

Publication details

Mead, S. M. Landmarks, Bridges and Visions: Aspects of Māori Culture. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1997.

About the book

In Landmarks, Bridges and Visions Hirini Moko Mead (Ngāti Awa) provides commentary on decisions or policies make by others on behalf of Māori. This work covers three decades from the 1970s through to the late 1990s. This period represented a time of great change for New Zealand and a time of contrasts; from the confrontational policies of Prime Minister Muldoon in the 1970s, to the optimistic and new-right philosophies of the Lange Government in the 1980s, through to the conservative and mainstreaming policies of Jim Bolger’s National Government of the 1990s. It was a time of tumultuous change and new opportunities for Māori and Hirini Moko Mead provides insight into education, Te Reo Māori, sovereignty, culture and being Māori in a modern world.

Further information 

 

This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.