Author(s): John Barrington
A system of government primary schools for Maori children created by Parliament in 1867 was regarded as a temporary measure until they learnt English and were Europeanised. But it lasted for 100 years despite criticisms of ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂseparatismÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ and ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂpamperingÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ of Maori.ohn Barrington is the foremost historian of the schools. In this book he draws on an extensive range of new material, including theses, Waitangi Tribunal research and oral history projects, to tell their story, together with those of the Maori denominational boarding schools and state Maori district high schools. The voices of Maori on schooling, which remained largely hidden in many earlier studies, are given a new prominence.