`The book is well produced. Durie's command of the detail and diversity of documents, including the continually changing government policies on Maori, is a particular strength. This is an invaluable record of the assertion by one indigenous group of its own claim to autonomy, mana motuhake, in relation to hitherto uncontestable sovreignty, kawanatanga, of a western state.' Michael P.J. reilly, Australian Journal of Political Science.