21 Dec 2020

Why 'Māoriland' fell out of fashion

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:23 pm on 21 December 2020

Just over a century ago 'Māoriland' was a popular alternative name for this country, but today it's almost unheard of.

Victoria University professor of English Jane Stafford has studied the history of the word and its usage in early New Zealand literature.

She explains who was using the term, and why it's fallen out of fashion.

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