Articles by Don Loveridge since 2011
Dr. Don Loveridge is a Historical Consultant, working from Wellington New Zealand. After several years working as a historical researcher in Canada, and the completion of a PhD in Canadian history at the University of Toronto, he emigrated to New Zealand. In 1987 Don was contracted to provide advice on research and to prepare historical evidence for the Crown Law Office for the Ngai Tahu claim. He later became involved in the same capacity with several other Tribunal inquiries including those for Muriwhenua and Taranaki. In the mid-1990s he assisted the Crown Forestry Rental Trust with the creation of a historical research unit, then organised research programmes for and submitted historical evidence on behalf of a number of claimant groups and wrote one of the Waitangi Tribunal’s Rangahaua Whanui reports. Since that time he has prepared and presented historical evidence for the Crown in a number of inquiries, beginning with Kaipara Stage II and most recently those for Northland Stages I and II and the Rohe Potae. In recent years he has provided historical advice for the Crown Law Office and Office of Treaty Settlements with respect to draft Historical Accounts. Don’s main interests are the development of the Crown’s policies relating to Maori land during the 19th century, and the Crown’s acquisition of sovereignty in New Zealand in 1839-40.