What did the tohunga Suppression Act do?

The Tohunga Suppression Act 1907 was intended to stop people using traditional Māori healing practices which had a supernatural or spiritual element. It was not very effective – only nine convictions were obtained under the act. Whare Taha of northern Hawke’s Bay was one of those convicted.

Is the tohunga Suppression Act still in place?

Despite the Suppression Act, training of Tohunga continued over the years and knowledge was passed on and developed. In 1962, as a result of a review of legislation that differentiated between Māori and Europeans, the Tohunga Suppression Act was repealed.

When did the tohunga Suppression Act happen?

The Tohunga Suppression Act was presented by Māori MP James Carroll and supported by the four Māori members of parliament. It was passed in 1907.

Where did the tohunga Suppression Act happen?

The Tohunga Suppression Act 1907 was an Act of the New Zealand Parliament aimed at replacing tohunga as traditional Māori healers with western medicine….

Tohunga Suppression Act 1907
Commenced Immediate
Introduced by James Carroll
Amended by

How are tohunga selected?

Tohunga. In the past, tohunga (learned experts) were a special group of people. They were selected at birth, usually from the rangatira class, although particularly talented individuals might be selected from lower ranks.

What is the Suppression of Rebellion Act?

Passed on the same day, the Suppression of Rebellion Act provided for the summary execution or sentencing to penal servitude of those convicted by courts martial of in any way ‘assisting in the said Rebellion or maliciously attacking the persons or properties of Her Majesty’s loyal subjects in furtherance of the same’ …

When was the first encounter with Europeans for Māori?

18 December 1642
18 December 1642 Abel Tasman’s Dutch East India Company expedition had the first known European contact with Māori. It did not go well. After Tasman first sighted New Zealand on 13 December, his two ships sailed up the West Coast and around Farewell Spit.

Can a woman be a tohunga?

The importance, role and practices of female tohunga have been to some extent been ignored, or briefly touched upon by twentieth century scholars, and has only been explored with greater depth in modern times.

What is the purpose of a tohunga?

What did tohunga do? It was the role of tohunga to ensure tikanga (customs) were observed. Tohunga guided the people and protected them from spiritual forces. They were healers of both physical and spiritual ailments, and they guided the appropriate rituals for horticulture, fishing, fowling and warfare.

How big is Ihumatao?

Ihumātao stands on the Ihumātao Peninsula, in Mangere, at the base of the volcanic cone of Ōtuataua, part of the Auckland volcanic field. The scoria cone reaches 64 metres (210 ft) (210 ft) above sea level and was the site of a large Māori pā (fortification).

How much of NZ is Māori land?

5.6 per cent
Maori land has been estimated at about 5.6 per cent of New Zealand’s total land area of 26.9 million hectares (Table 1).

What do Maoris call Europeans?

Pākehā (or Pakeha; /ˈpɑːkɛhɑː, -kiːhɑː, -kiːə/; Māori pronunciation: [ˈpaːkɛhaː]) is generally a Māori-language term for New Zealanders primarily of European descent.