MATIU AND THE PRIEST
1841. The simplicity of a believer wins out against the religiously educated.
 
TOHITAPU AND A TOUCH OF MAKUTU
1824. Tohitapu was a tohunga [priest] who was skilled in the art of makutu [bewitchment]. This extract tells of how he loses his powers in a Spiritual confrontation.

A TRAIL OF RELIGION AND POLITICS.
An brief overview of the Roman Empire's political and religious entrance into of New Zealand.

COLONIALISM
A brief note on the origin and nature of Colonialism.

THE CAUSES OF MANY LAND WARS
Circumstances involving origins of disputes in land, and land values prior to and after the Treaty.



TEMORENGA AND WARFARE
C. 1805. Once noticing that great power could be gained over other tribes by the use of muskets, Temorenga wastes no time on trading in goods for firearms, and proceeds to take vengeance for the death of his niece.

ii. HONGI'S EXPEDITION
1820. After the success had by Temorenga in using guns with a war party, Hongi is inspired to travel to England and obtain more. He returns wreaking fearful devastation

iii. CANNIBALISM AND OTHER HORRID EVENTS.
1821. "The natives generally speak of it with horror and disgust, yet they expect that this will be their own fate in the end, as it has been with their forefathers and friends." This links to William Williams's Christianity Among the New Zealanders and starts 'The results of Hongi's expedition were fearful' - read about ten paragraphs is enough.

UTU - AN EYE FOR AN EYE.
1827. Revenge! - "The earliest precept instilled into the child is 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth', whose eye, or whose tooth, does not very much matter."

The Maori wh the voiceless consonant.

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