Paul Hamer is a Kairuruku/Research Associate at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is an historian who has mainly worked for the Waitangi Tribunal and Te Puni Kōkiri. In recent years he has developed specialist knowledge about the migration of Māori to Australia. He authored a research report on this subject for Te Puni Kōkiri in 2007 after having been a visiting fellow at Griffith University in Brisbane in 2006. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University, investigating the history of Māori inclusion and exclusion across the Tasman since 1793, with particular focus on the impact on Māori of the 2001 Australian law changes.
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