Here is a collection of web pages that are for Maori reference and may help you in your search for whakapapa.
The General History category includes sites that have general Maori history information.
The Information category have websites that have alot of information, for example the Journal of the Polynesian Society holds information recorded from 1892 onwards.
The Land category have websites pertaining to Maori land while the Maori Battalion category has information about the Pioneer Battalion (WWI) and the 28th Maori Battalion (WWII)
If you know of any links that we do not have you can add them in the form below.
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Archives New Zealand Holdings by Subject &Format
General Holdings which relate to Maori containing a wealth of information especially for whakapapa.
Use Iwidex an easy way to find information about Maori waka traditions waiata haka tribal whenua maunga marae carving weaving stories and whakapapa. Can search online.
Maori Surnames Research
Post your listings or see who is researching whanau names.
National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
Search archival collections held in museums local government bodies libraries historical societies community repositories and in-house business educational religious and sporting archives throughout New Zealand'
New Zealand History - Whakapapa Index
Covers Pre European and Post European history including discovery waka and culture
Ngai Tahu 1848 Census
A pdf file containing names of Ngai Tahu alive in 1848
NZSG Maori Interest Group
The official site of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Maori Interest Group.
This list has been developed mostly to help fellow genealogists with indexing. Some Maori appear in indexes under their Maori name and then in other indexes under their European or Pakeha version.
Papa Panui - Notice Board
You can post messages to try and find whanau here. Also see what is happening around the motu.
PearlsPad of NZ Genealogy
Large list of sites available for whakapapa - genealogy information specifically to NZ.
Searching for Tupuna
Blog set up by a library student looking to get feedback and information from whakapapa researchers on how they use public libraries. This piece of original research aims to improve public library service to whakapapa researchers.
Sootys Home Page
Pakeha/Maori Names. A collection of names and surnames with their Pakeha/Maori spellings. Designed to help genealogists with indexing.
Whakaki My Home
This is NOT the official Whakaki site but a record of my thoughts and memories and excerpts from published articles. (where this is the case the reference has been cited) Much of the genealogy has been taken from a book that has been in my family for ma
Whakapapa Club @ maori.org.nz
Information on whakapapa how to work with whakapapa resources for finding information indexes lists of names and links all pertaining to whakapapa - genealogy.
Frequently Asked Questions on Origins and Identity Relationships and finding whanau.
This website has video news council documents and fracking fact-sheets to help you make up your own mind about fracking in Gisborne.
Site to see which land blocks you have a interest in.
Maori Land Court
The Maori Land Court (Te Kooti Whenua Maori) is the New Zealand court that hears matters relating to Maori land. About 1.3 million hectares in New Zealand is designated as Maori freehold land just under five percent of the total 26.4 million hectares in
Maori Land Statistics
Maori Land Statistics
Mori Land Information Base
The Maori Land Information Base (MLIB) is used to locate individual Maori land blocks on a computer-generated map.
New Zealand and the Maori flag
The flag of the Maori Nation
DNZB Mäori Biographies Index
The following list of 493 biographies of Maori are now available from the online Dictionary of New Zealand Biography website
GENEoNZ - Maori Research
Maori genealogy surnames and queries indexes and links to other genealogy websites
Data Bases and Archives
Maori Collection at the Auckland City Libraries
These are some of the resources within Te Kohinga Matua - the Maori Collection at the Auckland City Libraries.
Maori Development Research Centre (MDRC)
Fosters a Maori Development research community supports Maori enterprise and aims to build research capacity.
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
FREE ONLINE ARCHIVE of NZ & PIs TEXTS and HERITAGE materials; images & books. Search by Author Works Subjects. eg Eldon Best:p57 Hokioi Fable; Textiles Clothing Ornaments - tipare tauri komore koropepe uhi puhoro ta moko.
Search Maori Bibliography At Waikato
A subject index to information on Maori topics appearing in books conference proceedings and selected periodicals
Te Kuwaha O Taihoronukurangi - NIWA Maori Development Unit
We are committed to maintaining our iwi partnerships and establishing new and robust ones based around iwi that have environmental and commercial needs.
Te Ropu Whariki
The Kaupapa of Whariki is:To provide high quality research and to tautoko Maori communities To contribute to uplifting the health of our people and to work towards Maori development aspirations To further the development of a Maori research work for
The James Henare Maori Research Centre
The James Henare Maori Research Centre was established in 1993 in response to a request from representatives of the Mäori people of the Taitokerau for a research centre at the University of Auckland which would focus the intellectual resources of the Uni
Tomaiora - Maori Health Research Group
Tomaiora is committed to positive Maori development through improving the well-being of tamariki rangatahi and their whanau.
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