‘Hauhau’: The Pai Marire Search for Maori Identity

Paul Clark

To most New Zealanders, the word ‘Hauhau’ conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or ‘Hauhau’ Māori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on Māori terms and without compromising Māori identity. Sources include the Ua Rongopai notebook, which contains a record of the words of Te Ua Haumēne, the prophet of Pai Marire, himself.


Paul Clark was born in 1949 in Christchurch. He studied at Harvard and is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Auckland. He is the author of many books and articles on modern China.


March 1975, 215 x 140 mm, 196 pages, illustrations
Hardback, ISBN 9780196479354