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Dr Angela Ballara
Dr Angela Ballara is recognised as one of the foremost academic authorities on Māori customary history. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Dr Ballara has written three books and two theses and has contributed to numerous published works. She has written papers for the Journal of the Polynesian Society and the New Zealand Journal of History and was a member of the team responsible for producing the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and Nga Tangata Taumata Rau. Dr Ballara had particular responsibility for the Māori side to this project.
Dr Ballara’s published books include Taua: ‘Musket Wars’, ‘Land Wars’ or Tikanga? – Warfare in Māori Society in the Early Nineteenth Century (2003); Iwi: The Dynamics of Māori Tribal Organisation, c1769–c1945 (1998), and Proud to be White? A Study of Rracial Prejudice in New Zealand (1986).
Dr Ballara’s academic qualifications include a PhD in history from Victoria University of Wellington (1992), an MA in history from Auckland University (1973), a COP in Māori Studies from Auckland University (1981), and a BA in history from Auckland University (1969).
Dr Ballara was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal in 2004.
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