Story: Ethnic inequalities

Cover of The Maori race

Cover of The Maori race

In New Zealand ideas of separate races were widespread until the mid-20th century. Māori were frequently described as a 'race', as in this 1904 book by Edward Tregear. Tregear himself came to believe that Māori were actually members of the Aryan group of peoples who had emerged in India and then spread westwards to Europe and east into the Pacific.

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Reference: Edward Tregear, The Maori race. Wanganui: A. D. Willis, 1904.

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David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - Race, ethnicity and inequality', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 October 2021)

Story by David Pearson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 May 2018