He Kete

Maori Research Sources and Resources:
a comprehensive guide for researchers and students

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A Note to Researchers:
If you have any suggestions for additions to this page please email me at research@maaori.com

Ethics and Values - E T Durie

Te Oru Rangahau Maori Research and Development Conference
Massey University 7 - 9 July 1998

Maori Research Databases

"Maori Theology" by Michael Shirres
Auckland University Library's Maori holdings
Waitangi Tribunal
Toi Te Kupu - database of Maori language resources
The Maori Law Review
Waikato Law Related Sites
Christchurch Library: a guide to resources held in the New Zealand Collection
Niupepa Maori - Maori Newspapers
Archive of Maori & Pacific Music
Tirohanga Maori - Maori Views
Indigenous Peoples and the Law
Index to Te Ao Hou, Te Maori and Te Kaunihera Maori
Knowledge Basket Taonga Series

Other Databases

The Knowledge Basket
New Zealand Digital Library
Early New Zealand Newspapers

International Research Institute for Maori & Indigenous Education

Go to IRI

Whakapapa Research / Maori Genealogy

Please note that I do not provide a whakapapa research service, beyond what is available at this website.

Start Here at my Whakapapa Page

Starting Points to Search the World Wide Web

Some of the many lists and databases of websites containing Maori material

Te Karere Ipurangi - Maori portal to Maori internet sites
PIPERS page of New Zealand Maori links
Nga Matatiki Rorohiko (Auckland University Library)
Canterbury University Sociology Department
Te Kete Ipurangi Maori Education pages
Complete list of New Zealand libraries
Top 10 New Zealand history sites

A Selection of Tribal & Regional Histories

A bibliography from "He Waka Eke Noa"

Repositories of Primary Sources

National Archives of New Zealand
National Library of New Zealand
Alexander Turnbull Library (within National Library)
Tapuhi at the Turnbull Library (manuscripts and collections)
Polynesian Society Library (within Turnbull Library)
National Library Services to Maori
University of Auckland Library
University of Canterbury Library
University of Otago Library
Hocken Library (at Otago University)
University of Waikato Library
Victoria University of Wellington Library
Auckland Public Library (home of the Grey manuscripts)
Auckland Institute and Museum Library (not yet online)
Wellington City Library
Sound Archives, Nga Taonga Korero
NZ Film Archive

Worldwide repositories of primary sources

The National Library's New Information Access Service

Te Puna

National Register of Archives and Manuscripts

Go to NRAM

Little Known Archives

New Zealand Historical Data

Online Library Catalogues

NZ library catalogues & homepages

Useful Resources

South Seas Bulletin Board for Libraries
New Zealand On The Web

Government Research

Quite a bit of research on Maori issues is published by Government ministries and departments but very little has found its way online yet. Watch these spaces.

NZ Government Information

... do a Service Enquiry search on "Maori"

Maori Health Branch, Ministry of Health
Te Puni Kokiri Publications
Maori Land Information Base

Short Bibliography

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai, "Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples", Zed Books (London & New York) and University of Otago Press (Dunedin, NZ), 1999.

Royal, Te Ahukaramu Charles, "Te Haurapa An introduction to researching tribal histories and traditions", Bridget Williams Books Ltd and Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1992.

Cleave, Peter, "Rangahau pae iti kahurangi: research in a small world of light and shade", Campus Press, Palmerston North, 1997.

National Archives, "He Pukaki Maori: a guide to Maori Sources at National Archives", National Archives, Wellington, 1995.

Auckland Public Library & National Library of NZ, "Te Hikoi Marama: a directory of Maori information resources", New Zealand, 1991. (includes a wide range of other repositories of Maori research information).

Curnow, Jenifer, "Nga Pou Arahi a tribal inventory of manuscripts relating to Maori treasures, language, genealogy, songs, history, customes and proverbs". Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 16, 1995.

As a good starting point to find some sources, see the Appendices and Bibliography of David Simmons' "The Great New Zealand Myth: a study of the discovery and origin traditions of the Maori", 1976, Reed, Wellington.

Overseas Research

Electronic Policy Network
Bibliography of Indigenous Knowledge and Institutions
Bibliography on the Tragedy of the Commons
The Scout Report