Finding Māori resources
Suggested sources for finding reliable Māori information.
You may find the following sources useful when looking for Māori information. We have seperated these sources into themes common to Lincoln University assessments and research.
Te Kooti Whenua Maori – Māori Land Court Website
The Māori Land Court has jurisdiction to hear matters relating to Māori land including successions, title improvements, Māori land sales, and the administration of Māori land trusts and Incorporations. It also has jurisdiction to hear cases under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 and a number of other statutes. Also home of Māori Land Online database.
An organisation which works with owners of Māori land to protect and build their assets for now, and for future generations.
This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB), an award-winning New Zealand publisher. It is to provide a new and authoritative home for Treaty scholarship online, with more books to be added over time.
Website for the Waitangi Tribunal set up in 1975 as a permanent commission of inquiry to make recommendations on claims under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Search for reports issued by the Waitangi Tribunal.
Crown agency dedicated to fostering strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across Government. Also has responsibility for Treaty Settlements.
This site is dedicated to the men who served with New Zealand’s 28th (Māori) Battalion during the Second World War, and to their whānau and friends.
Digitised versions of early writings about New Zealand.
Extensive collection of digitised books held by the Victoria University of Wellington Library.
Māori Language Commission site for beginners to advanced speakers of te reo Māori. Includes interactive guides, resources, and cultural information.
Online version of Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield.
Corpus, dictionary, lexicon and archive. The aim of this project (based at the Law Faculty of Victoria University in Wellington) is to provide a resource to speakers of te reo Māori that will assist such speakers to use Māori vocabulary to describe Western legal concepts.
Journal focuses on the language, culture, art, history, anthropology, development studies and other disciplines associated with the indigenous peoples of the Pacific.
Ngāi Tahu are the Māori people of the southern islands of New Zealand – Te Waipounamu – the Greenstone Isle. This iwi holds the rangatiratanga or tribal authority to over 80 per cent of the South Island.
Provides a nationwide map of marae, with photos and information about each marae.
An index to information on tribal history, tikanga-ā-iwi and whakapapa held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland City Libraries. It includes information about Māori waka, traditions, waiata, haka, tribal whenua, maunga, marae, carving, weaving, stories and whakapapa. All records have waka, iwi (and sometimes hapū) descriptors, as well as descriptors for rohe and takiwa, allowing searches to be narrowed or broadened as required.
Information about the traditional use of New Zealand plants.
Pulls together theses, journal articles, conference presentations and reports from Lincoln authors with a mātauraka Māori focus.
Gathers and publishes statistical information, including that of Māori, from a range of sources.
Christchurch City Libraries Māori subject page.