Critical Maori and Pakeha Histories - A Curriculum Programme Resource Written by Tamsin Hanly
Edited & illustrated by Ruth Lemon

About Us

Tamsin Hanly


Ruth Lemon


Ko Airihi, ko Ingarihi ōku iwi, Ko Ngāti Pākehā tōku hapū.

I currently lecture part-time at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Te Puna Wānanga. This has enabled me to part-time write this CPR. I have worked in and around Māori education and mainstream education since 1986. Most recently, I have worked at Newton Central Primary School for 17 years in various roles such as second Acting Principal, schoolwide Bicultural Educator, Team leader and Senior teacher of Māori units, and English as a second literacy for Māori pathway students. I specialise in, and love, Science, all the Arts and Social Studies.


I completed my Masters with 1st class Honours in 2007 called Preparing Our Students For Bicultural Relationship: Pākehā Primary Teachers and Bicultural Histories of Aotearoa. At Newton I began to write and practice the first version of the CPR in response to the findings in my Masters and other research.

Ko Celt, ko Kōnihi, ko Airihi, ko Wera ōku iwi. He whāngai o Ngāpuhi. Ko Kohatutaka rātou ko Hearns, ko Butler, ko Bonython ōku hapū. Ko Taniwha rāua ko Roberts Heights ōku maunga. Ko Tāpapa tōku awa. Ko Ngāpuhi tōku marae. Ko Bonython Manor, ko Pengersick Castle ōku whare.

I currently lecture part-time at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Te Puna Wānanga. I am also relieving, tutoring and self-employed. I have worked in and around Māori education and mainstream education since 1997, most recently at Newton Central Primary School for 10 years in various roles such as kaiāwhina, kaiārahi i te reo, schoolwide integration of te reo Māori, teacher in the Māori unit, mainstream teacher, teacher for the Gifted and Talented group and specialist ICT teacher. I specialise in Technology, Science, the Arts and Social Studies, with a particular interest in inquiry learning.