Boundary Markers: Land Surveying and the Colonisation of New Zealand
Examining the role of land surveying in the colonization of New Zealand, this book argues that new ways of naming and measuring the land were laid over boundaries, place names, and territories established by Maori over several centuries. It examines, through the activities and words of the land surveyors themselves, the complexities and inherent contradictions of colonization. This is groundbreaking scholarship for postcolonial New Zealand.
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