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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43375

Prof Michael Belgrave

Professor in History

School of Humanities

Michael Belgrave is a historian and foundation member of Massey's Albany campus. He was previously research manager of the Waitangi Tribunal and has continued to work onTreaty of Waitangi research and settlements, providing substantial research reports into a wide number of the Waitangi Tribunal's inquiries. More recently he's been heavily involved in negotiating the historical aspects of treaty settlements with a number of iwi. He has published widely on treaty and Maori history. His book, Historical Frictions: Maori claims and reinvented histories, explores the way that generation after generation Maori claims have been articulated in the courts and in settlements.


Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 extension 43375
    Location: Office 3.63, Atrium
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

New Zealand and the new imperial history.

Indigenous relatsionships with colonisation.

Social policy and social policy history

Social work in schools

Treaty of Waitangi claims and settlement

New Zealand political and social history

The history of health

Legal regonition of customary

Historical methods

Law and history


21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
British History (210305): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000):
Law And Legal Studies (180000):
Maori History (210309):
Maori Law (180200):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
New Zealand History (210311):
Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Social Program Evaluation (160703): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Te Tiriti O Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) (180203)


Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 12

Current Projects

Project Title: New Zealands Civil War

Date Range: 2016 - 2019

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 7
CoSupervisor 1 5

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