Two associate professors at Waikato University seized the opportunity they perceived in the tragedy in Christchurch to present what one of calls “colonial terror and violence since 1642”, and the other “Maori had been victims to acts of terrorism in Aotearoa in the past”.
In response to the claims, one made on RNZ, the other reported in the Stuff article: ‘Christchurch mosque attacks a chance to unite and stamp out racism, says Māori leader’, Dr Bruce Moon has sent an open letter addressed to both. It is available HERE. Dr Moon’s well-researched account is well worth a read.
Other recommended reading includes:
- ‘Frontier, the battle for the North Island of New Zealand’ by Peter Maxwell
And for information backgrounding the Kingite movement, and the subsequent conflict:
- ‘The Kingite Rebellion’ by Dr John Robinson