Judith Pryor


I am an experienced historian, researcher, and writer specialising in research, capability and policy advice relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | the Treaty of Waitangi. I have previously worked as a historian for the Waitangi Tribunal and Office of Treaty Settlements, and I was part of the working group advising the government on a plan for the implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. I have worked on history projects for the Māori Land Court and the Office of the Auditor-General, the latter focussing on the Office’s role in the Māori-Crown relationship. I have a BA and MA in History and English from the University of Waikato, and a PhD from Cardiff University.  My original PhD research, which focussed on the relationship between constitutional documents and narratives of history, was published as Constitutions: Writing Nations, Reading Difference in 2007. I welcome inquiries about historical research, particularly research for Tribunal inquiries, Treaty settlement negotiations and Takutai Moana applications.  For more details visit: www.judithpryor.com


  • Editing
  • Expert witness
  • Policy advice
  • Project management
  • Proof-reading
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Treaty research
  • Writing


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