Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Poata-Smith, E. S. 2005, 'The veneer is radical, the substance is not', Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 211-217.


Ranginui Walker's history of the Maori struggles for tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) was first published during New Zealand’s sesquicentennial year. The 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi provoked intense public debates around issues of nationhood and the place of the Treaty of in managing contemporary relationships between Maori communities and the Crown.