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Māori and the vote

Page 4 – Further information

This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and produced by the team.


  • Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is an award-winning site that contains biographies of over 3000 New Zealanders, including a number of Māori Members of Parliament.
  • History of the vote is an online resource initiated by the Electoral Commission and produced by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand's first parliamentary elections held in 1853.

Books and articles

  • Neill Atkinson, Adventures in democracy: a history of the vote in New Zealand, University of Otago Press in association with the Electoral Commission, Dunedin, 2003
  • Philip A. Joseph, The Maori seats in Parliament, Wellington, 2008
  • Alan McRobie, New Zealand electoral atlas, GP Books, Wellington, 1989
  • Royal Commission on the Electoral System, Towards a better democracy: report of the Royal Commission on the Electoral System, Government Printer, Wellington, 1986

How to cite this page

Further information, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated