Articles in the 2003 issue, which had a focus on Maori studies, included:
“Assimilation” and “Integration”: the Maori Women’s Welfare League in the 1950s. Barbara Brookes writes of how the MWWL increasingly promoted combining social and economic advancement with reinforcement of Maori identity, culture and language retention.
The Personified Newspaper: Metaphorical Addresses to the Maori-language Press. Jane MacRae looks at how Maori-owned and -operated newspapers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were frequently identified affectionately as persons.
Tom Ryan’s Sketches of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki. Judith Binney writes that two sketches made in 1887 are finer and more reliable than the only other known portrayals of him; Ryan’s portrait in oil (1891), less reliable, is known only from photographs and photo-lithographs.
“A Sort of Scientific Duty”: A. S. Atkinson on Race, Civilisation and the Maori. Settler, newspaper editor, MP, lawyer, and self-taught scholar, Atkinson in the 1850s and ’60s combined genuine interest in the Maori with the belief that British civilised order should be forcibly imposed upon them, writes Peter Clayworth.