Kia Mau: Resisting Colonial Fictions – Tina Ngata

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This book is a compilation of essays written by Tina Ngata about New Zealand’s TUIA250 Commemorations of James Cook’s voyages to New Zealand and the Pacific. The author is highly critical of the decision by the NZ government to commit funding and resources to that which brought colonisation to NZ. She discusses Cook’s voyage as a military deployment, the influence of the Doctrine of Discovery, the specific spots of Cook’s crimes in NZ, the participation of M?ori in the commemorations and the inappropriateness of a settler government centring the story of invasion and colonisation”–Publisher information.