A Show of Justice: Racial ‘Amalgamation’ in Nineteenth Century New Zealand

Alan Ward

‘Those who wish to play their part in shaping the future will benefit much from the study of this book.’

Marist Messenger

First published in 1974, A Show of Justice remains the essential and definitive text on official policies towards the Māori people in the nineteenth century. Professor Ward shows how an understanding of the past explains why Māori today, formally equal under the law, continue having to demand rights assured under the Treaty of Waitangi and why major issues have yet to be recognised and addressed. A Show of Justice also has a glossary of Māori terms, a full index and notes.


Alan Ward grew up in Turanganui-a-Kiwa. A graduate of Victoria University and the Australian National University, he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. He has been involved as a historical consultant to the Waitangi Tribunal since the late 1980s and has written several books.

March 1974, 230 x 150 mm, 400 pages, illustrations
Paperback, ISBN 9781869401214