Boundary Markers: Land Surveying and the Colonisation of New Zealand

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Bridget Williams Books, 2001 - History - 158 pages
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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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Byrnes is a lecturer in New Zealand history at Victoria University of Wellington, where she teaches courses on Maori-Pakeha relations, the Treaty of Waitangi, and public history.

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