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Dr Peter Meihana

Lecturer in Maori History

School of Humanities

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 6 3504231 ext 81914
    Location: 5.06, Colombo Village
    Campus: Turitea

Prizes and Awards

  • MURF-Massey University Research Fund - Massey University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests include: Maori history; tribal history; and colonisation.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): Maori History (210309)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Meihana, PN. (2012). Colonising by Privilege, 1840 to 1847. Te Pouhere Korero. 6, 35-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2010). The 'idea' of Maori Privilege. Te Pouhere Korero. 4, 41-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Book

Meihana, PN. (2017). Once Were Muttonbirders - Ngati Kuia's Fight to Retain its Titi Harvesting Rights. In R. Bell (Ed.) New Zealand Between the Wars. (pp. 132 - 153). : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN., Bradley, R., Macdonald, J., & Moses, M. (2017). New grounds, old battles: The Kurahaupo settlement. In R. Bell, M. Kawharu, K. Taylor, M. Belgrave, & P. Meihana (Eds.) The Treaty on the Ground-Where we are headed and why it matters. (pp. 151 - 168). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Meihana, P.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2017). Political Utility: ‘Privilege’ Without End. In R. Bell, M. Kawharu, K. Taylor, M. Belgrave, & P. Meihana (Eds.) The Treaty on the Ground-Where we are going and why it matters. (pp. 91 - 108). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Meihana, P.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN., Bell, R., Kawharu, M., Taylor, K., & Belgrave, M. (Eds.) (2017). The Treaty on the Ground-Where we are headed and why it matters. Auckland: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Taylor, K.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Bell, R., Meihana, P., Taylor, K.

Thesis

Meihana, PN. (2016). The Paradox of Maori Privilege: Historical Constructions of Maori Privilege circa 1769 to 1940. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2006). The Genesis of the Foreshore and Seabed Claim and the Marginalisation of Ngati Kuia. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Report

Meihana, PN., & Pinker, HJ. (2013). Riding the Wai. Te Runanga o Ngati Kuia.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Conference

Meihana, PN.Public History: The Wairau Bar. . Adelaide - Flinders University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN.'Oral Tradition and Science: An Unholy Alliance?'. . University of Toronto
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2016, September). From PhD to the Boulder Bank: the post-doctoral life of a Maori academic. Presented at Te Mata o te Tau Doctoral Symposium. Massey University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2015, July). Response: Case Studies and Discussion - The Kurahaupo Settlement. Presented at The Treaty on the Ground. Auckland War Museum.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN.Privilege: Native Policy and Politics in Aotearoa New Zealand. . Massey University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2013, November). Anti-Treatyism, the Truth & Maori Privilege. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association. University of Otago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2012, December). Crown responsibility and the Treaty of Waitangi. Presented at Limits of Responsibility. Massey University Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2011, June). Colonising by Privilege: 1840 to 1847. Presented at Locating the Past-Where is Maori History. University of Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2009, June). The 'Privilege Hypothesis': Colonisation and Maori History. Presented at This is Maori History. Victoria University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Other

Meihana, PN. (2013, May). One Hundred Years of Maori Privilege. : School of Health and Social Services.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

Media and Links

Media

  • 27 Jul 2017 - Newspaper
    Waka Provides a Link to Marlborough's Past
    Co-written newspaper article discussing waka carved by Hemi Whiro.
  • 23 Mar 2016 - Newspaper
    Nga Pakiaka Morehu
    Rangitane oral tradition and the Para wetlands
  • 23 Jun 2017 - Newspaper
    Hobson's Pledge Targets Waikato Voters
    Media comment relating to Hobson's Pledge
  • 22 Feb 2016 - Newspaper
    Pukatea Stepped in History and Significance
    Rangitane oral tradition
  • 21 Oct 2012 - Television
    Marae Investigates
    Television interview
  • 16 May 2016 - Television
    Thesis finds Maori 'privilege' dates back to the..
    Te Karere news item
  • 12 Aug 2012 - Television
    Te Karere
    Television interview
  • 09 Feb 2016 - Newspaper
    A Story worth remembering this Waitangi Day
    Rangitane oral tradition
  • 09 Feb 2014 - Newspaper
    Historian: Settlers Showed Little Prejudice
    Interview for Newspaper article
  • 07 Mar 2016 - Newspaper
    First Maori Shaped the Landscape - So who's Ned
    Rangitane oral tradition
  • 06 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    There is nothing new about Maori 'privilege'
    Critique of the kiwimeter
  • 04 Jun 2017 - Newspaper
    Photography and Protest in New Zealand
    Media comment relating to "Disenchanted Prophets-Matakite Matekiri'

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