James W. Feldman. Treaty Rights and Pigeon Poaching. Alienation of Maori Access to Kereru, 1864–1960 (Waitangi Tribunal, 1998). Written by environmental historian Jim Feldman during his tenure as a Fulbright fellow in New Zealand.
‘This report discusses the history of Crown policy toward the kereru, and the conflict between this policy and Maori demands for access to the bird’ (vii). It features analysis of primary document and parliamentary debates, petitions and other sources. The report traces some origins of tension between Maori concepts of use and the idea of preservationist conservation.
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