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Michael Belgrave

Michael Belgrave is a historian and foundation member of Massey's Albany campus in Auckland. He was previously research manager of the Waitangi Tribunal and has continued to work on Treaty of Waitangi research and settlements, providing substantial research reports into a wide number of the Waitangi Tribunal's inquiries. More recently he has been heavily involved in negotiating the historical aspects of treaty settlements with a number of iwi. He has published widely on public policy, treaty and Maori history. His most recent book, Dancing with the King (AUP, 2017) is an exploration of diplomacy and peace-making in the decades between the Waikato War and the opening of the King Country. It was awarded the Ernest Scott award for the best book on New Zealand or Australian history in 2017 and shortlisted for the Ockham Non-Fiction Book of the year.