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The Protectorate of Aborigines 1840-1846

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dc.contributor.advisor Boyd, Mary
dc.contributor.advisor Beaglehole, T. H.
dc.contributor.author Gibbons, Peter D.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-10T23:33:55Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-10T22:13:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-10T23:33:55Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-10T22:13:20Z
dc.date.copyright 1963
dc.date.issued 1963
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/21616
dc.description.abstract New Zealand in the Crown Colony period was the scene of a bitter political conflict. The protagonists were on the one hand, the local agents of the New Zealand Company and the Company's settlers, and on the other the local Government. At issue were diametrically opposed conceptions of New Zealand's future development. The colonists sought the development of New Zealand under their domination and control. The Government stood for the maintenance and protection of the position of the Maori. The desire to provide such protection impelled the final decision of the British Government to intervene in New Zealand, and it was this spirit which pre-eminently fired the spirit of the first Governors and their officials. It was as the Government's front-line troops that the Protectors of Aborigines fought over the contemporary battlefields of New Zealand politics. The Protectorate did not long survive. The cause whose most practical instrument it was designed to be, slowly yielded before the increasing political power of the settlers, and it was one of the first casualties. Governor Grey swept the department out of existence four months after he assumed power. This thesis will attempt to analyse and describe the work that it did during its six years of life. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand Company en_NZ
dc.subject Settlers en_NZ
dc.subject Maori en_NZ
dc.title The Protectorate of Aborigines 1840-1846 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 430101 History: New Zealand en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline History en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts en_NZ

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