Some reasons why Māori was unknown as a name for people before 1840's

I have spent 40 or 50 years writing the same points below, over and over again - but the world of most politicians, various authors, gravy train beneficiaries, etc., does not wish to listen, doing so at the expense of the population, enslaving many with falsities and ill health. There is just so much more that can be added to the items below. We need to move onwards.

The word 'māori' (pre Colonialism) meant 'ordinary' or 'common', therefore all of the country's ethnicities today are 'māori' anyway!  There are not two human species!

The name Māori came into use 8 or 10 years after the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi when native peoples of many different origins were lumped under the same banner.  Rather like the many hundreds of different peoples native to North America becoming grouped as 'Indians'.

'English' is a universal language, not a race of people.

It is the divide-and-rule nature of Colonialism (Imperialism) that creates the division of Maori / Pakeha, and if you take away the blaming aspect of 'they did this to us', then you see all ethnicities doing the same thing!  It is a particular side of human nature that suppresses the people, 'race' [divide] being just an invention (a tool, a proxy) that keeps the income rolling in for the administration [rule].  Maybe it would be better to rephrase 'divide-and-rule' to 'divide-and-administer'

In the 1840's Governor Grey with and his associates had 'friendly natives', and the (opposing) northern missionaries and other folk about the country, had 'friendly natives'.

The Waitangi Treaty in 1840 was NOT based upon race!  more here A page and a half long, this was written about the late 90's about some events in 1840's.  The story hasn't altered.

I wonder why the 'Native Land Court' formed in 1865 wasn't named 'Māori Land Court'? In fact if there had been no deceitful intent at all then there would be no need for such a court.

It astounds me the number of people who quote articles from early history, inserting the name 'Māori' in the place of 'native', 'New Zealander' or similar.

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