|Born||Ranginui Joseph Isaac Walker|
1 March 1932
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
|Died||29 February 2016 (aged 83)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
|Notable awards||Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement|
Career and activism
He eventually became the Professor and Head of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland.
Awards and honours
Prime Minister John Key said Walker was "not only an insightful commentator on important historical and contemporary issues but was a tireless and passionate advocate for Maori".
Walker published a number of books, including:
- Perceptions and Attitudes of the New Generation of Maoris to Pakeha Domination (1981)
- History of Maori Activism (1983)
- The Treaty of Waitangi (1983)
- The Political Development of the Maori People in New Zealand (1984)
- The Meaning of Biculturalism (1986)
- Nga Mamae o te Iwi Maori: Te Ripoata o te Hui i Turangawaewae (1987)
- Nga Tau Tohetohe The Years of Anger (1987)
- Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou / Struggle Without End (1990) Second Edition (2004)
- Liberating Maori from Educational Subjection (1991)
- Nga Pepa a Ranginui The Walker Papers (1997)
- He Tipua The Life and Times of Sir Apirana Ngata (2001)
- Opotiki-Mai-Tawhiti Capital of Whakatohea (2007)
- Wanhalla, Angela (5 May 2011). "Ranginui Walker's whānau". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
- "Academic and commentator Ranginui Walker dies, aged 83". Stuff.co.nz. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
- "WALKER, Ranginui", New Zealand Book Council official website. Retrieved Sept, 29, 2006
- "Professor Ranginui Walker", Waitangi Tribunal official website (Retrieved 17 July 2012)
- "Previous winners". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- Margie Thomson, "Bridging the Gap", Dominion Post, 9 May 2009, "Your Weekend", p. 10.
- Paul Spoonley, Mata Toa: The Life and Times of Ranginui Walker, Penguin, Auckland 2009.