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Jim McAloon

Jim McAloon

Jim McAloon is a professor of history at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Many years ago, he was a research assistant for Ngāi Tahu of the South Island in their Treaty claims; since then, he has at times been engaged in Treaty-related historical work.

Jim McAloon reviews '‘A Bloody Difficult Subject’: Ruth Ross, te Tiriti o Waitangi and the making of history' by Bain Attwood

November 2023, no. 459 26 October 2023
The Treaty of Waitangi – in Māori, te Tiriti o Waitangi – has in New Zealand, during the past forty years, acquired a degree of significance in relations between the state and iwi and hapū (tribal groups). A permanent commission of inquiry, the Waitangi Tribunal, is empowered to report on claims by Māori that acts or omissions of the state have been or are contrary to the principles of the ... (read more)