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Miranda Johnson

Miranda Johnson

Miranda Johnson is the author of The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law and the Settler State (Oxford University Press, 206) and co-editor of Pacific Futures: Past and Present (University of Hawaii Press, 2018). She is currently president of the New Zealand Historical Association and is an associate professor at the University of Otago.

‘Whither Waitangi? Biculturalism on the rocks in New Zealand’ by Miranda Johnson

June 2024, no. 465 22 May 2024
From across the ditch, New Zealand can look like a place where settlers and Indigenous people have forged a successful, postcolonial modus vivendi. The image conceals more than it reveals. As in Australia, relations between Indigenous people and the state are fraught. At the November 2023 election, right-wing minority parties won electoral support by rejecting what they have characterised as speci ... (read more)