Transgressing Tikanga


Captured by Māori: First-hand accounts 1816-1884

Trevor Bentley

Packed with drama and action, these 20 first-hand accounts tell the stories of Pākehā men and women captured by Māori between 1816 and 1884. Seized when committing blatant acts of aggression or unknowingly transgressing tikanga Māori (customary law), for which utu was required, this is compelling reading. Background notes give historical context, providing a rich insight into early Māori life.

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