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Law Librarians - Kay Young, Em Pooley, Fiona Corcoran
(07) 837-9125
lawlib@waikato.ac.nz

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Books

Case Law

Māori Land Court decisions 1953 onwards, and summaries of relevant cases in NZ courts 1958-1983.

Commentary

Volume 1 “Aborigines” covers: Constitutional status, Aboriginal customary law, Land law, Cultural heritage, Civil and criminal justice, International law and Indigenous culture and intellectual property.
Access to New Zealand statutes, case law and commentary.

Databases

Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text).
The Institute provides free access to primary (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary (e.g. law reform and royal commission reports) Australasian legal materials.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
The Canadian Legal Information Institute provides free access to a comprehensive collection of Canadian legal information.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
HeinOnline provides access to around 1200 classic legal texts, law journals, US statutory and legal resources, the European Centre for minority issues and the full reprint of the English reports (1220-1867).
User Guide
Coverage: 1865-1910 (Index)
The Maori Land Court Minute Books index provides easy and quick access to over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts.
Coverage: 1840 to present (Index)
A summary of all New Zealand legislation since 1840 (including private and local Acts) which has affected Maori or Maori land. Includes brief notes on the historical context & the impact of each Act cited, with references to other Government publications.
New Zealand legal sources including New Zealand Statutes, case law and journals, legislation and commentary to precedents and news, as well as tax information.If the One Pass box appears while you are signing in, please click on the link "IP users click here to log in".

Dictionaries

The Ngata Dictionary illustrates the use of Māori and English headwords in sentences and phrases drawn from a wide range of contemporary and traditional contexts. It explains usage as well as meaning.

Encyclopedias

An encyclopedia of Australian Law.

Journals

Published by the Māori Legal Academics Group of the University of Auckland Faculty of Law.

Statutes

Māori translations of Acts and Bills circulated among Māori communities by the Crown. This database is part of He Pātaka Kupu Ture / the Legal Māori Archive

Websites

The Australian Indigenous Law Library includes legislation, case law and articles on Australian indigenous issues.
CWIS is an independent, non-profit research and education organisation dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.
Legal Māori documents which describe, debate, use and critique imported Western legal ideas in the Māori language. Includes:
  • He reo nō ngā rōpū whakahaere tikanga: the language of Māori governing bodies
  • He reo nō ngā whakaritenga me ngā pukapuka here : language of agreement and obligation
  • He reo ture nō te Whare Paremata : statutory language
This website provides information about current Māori Land. You can search the database by owner, block name or simply do a map search. This database is managed by Te Kooti Whenua Māori: The Māori Land Court Office.
All Waitangi Tribunal reports are available to download.

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