Te Iwi Maori: A New Zealand Population, Past, Present and Projected

Ian Pool

‘It is very much in the style of the nineties . . . Pool presents interesting and important arguments.’

– Paul Spoonley, Dominion Sunday Times

Te Iwi Māori presents an engrossing survey of the history of the Māori population from the earliest times to the present, concentrating particularly on the demographic impact of European colonisation. It also considers present and future population trends, many of which have major implications for social and resource policy. Among questions explored are the marked fertility decline of the 1970s, urbanisation, emigration (especially to Australia), and regional population patterns.


Ian Pool is one of New Zealand's leading social scientists and is Professor of Demography at the University of Waikato. He has worked for the United Nations on a number or population studies and has published extensively.


March 1991, 215 x 140 mm, 288 pages
Paperback, ISBN 9781869400491