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dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Lachyen_NZ
dc.date.available2014-11-10T20:16:40Z
dc.date.copyright2008-06en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPaterson, L. (2008). Māori ‘Conversion’ to the Rule of Law and Nineteenth-Century Imperial Loyalties. Journal of Religious History, 32(2), 216–233.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5160
dc.description.abstractMissionaries were among the first Europeans to interact with the New Zealand Māori, bringing an evangelical message with a strict set of "laws" for Māori to follow. Māori, whose own religious beliefs required rigid observance to ritual, took time to convert to missionary Christianity but, like many Oceanic peoples, did so with fervour, regulating their daily lives according to the Laws of the missionaries’ God. With the advent of British rule in New Zealand in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi gave Māori the same rights as British subjects, but also (in the Māori-language version) guaranteed tribal autonomy. As the British administration established itself, it slowly attempted to bring Māori under the authority of the Queen's Laws, using persuasion rather than force. This article, using Māori-language newspapers of the mid-nineteenth century, discusses how some Māori approached the question of Law in a similar way to how they had converted to Christianity. This was partly due to their own, now Christianised, worldview, but it was also due to how the colonial authorities presented the principles of Law to them.en_NZ
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dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Religious Historyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2008.00708.xen_NZ
dc.subjectMaorien_NZ
dc.subjectrace-relationsen_NZ
dc.subjectnewspapersen_NZ
dc.subjectniupepaen_NZ
dc.subjectlawen_NZ
dc.subjectcivilisationen_NZ
dc.subjectreligionen_NZ
dc.subjectMaori newspapersen_NZ
dc.subjectMaori language newspapersen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshK Law (General)en_NZ
dc.subject.lcshBL Religionen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshDU Oceania (South Seas)en_NZ
dc.titleMāori "Conversion" to the Rule of Law and Nineteenth-Century Imperial Loyaltiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.date.accession2012-01-29en_NZ
otago.relation.issue2en_NZ
otago.relation.volume32en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9809.2008.00708.xen_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage233en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage216en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.identifier.eprintste-tumu57en_NZ
dc.description.refereedTRUEen_NZ
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