Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand (Paperback)Angela Wanhalla (author)
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That history runs from whalers and traders marrying into M?ori families in the early nineteenth century through to the growth of interracial marriages in the later twentieth. It stretches from common law marriages and M?ori customary marriages to formal arrangements recognised by church and state. And that history runs the gamut of official reactions-from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to celebration of New Zealand's unique intermarriage patterns as a sign of us being `one people' with the `best race relations in the world'.
In the history of intimate relations between M?ori and P?keh?, public policy and private life were woven together. Matters of the Heart reveals much about how M?ori and P?keh? have lived together in this country and our changing attitudes to race, marriage and intimacy.
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 23 mm