Monty Soutar

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa

Soutar’s educational qualifications include BEd, BA (Hons), MA, and PhD. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Māori Studies, Te Putahi-ā-Toi at Massey University. He was appointed as a member of the Waitangi Tribunal in 2002, and has been a member of the Māori Advisory Board for the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. He holds memberships of the Historic Places Māori Council, the Awards in Oral History Board for the History Group for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and the National Archives Council. He is an Alexander Turnbull Library guardian.

Biographical sources

  • “Dr Monty Soutar.” 22 June 2011.
  • “The Waitangi Tribunal Members: Dr Monty Soutar Ded, BA(Hons), MA, PhD.”


  • The C Company Collection: Recommendations for the Future Management of the C Company Collection (A report to Ngā Taonga a Ngā Tamatoa Trust, Gisborne). Palmerston North, N.Z.: School of Māori Studies, Massey University, 1998.
  • Co-authors M. G. Soutar and D. Butts.
  • "Te Hokowhitu-a-Tu." Oral History in New Zealand 10 (1998): 30-32.
  • "Was the Cost Too High?" Mana 27 (1999): 23-38.
  • Co-authors M. Soutar and L. Ashton.
  • Improving Bicultural Relationships: A Case Study: The C Company 28 Māori Battalion Collection and Exhibition at Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre. Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre Museum of New Zealand. National Services, Ngā Taonga ā Tama Toa Trust, 2000.
  • Co-authors Monty Soutar and Michael Spedding.
  • "Māori War Effort Overseas." Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History. Ed. I. McGibbon. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford UP, 2000. 309-311.
  • A Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol And Drug Misuse. (A report prepared for Ngāti Porou Hauora). Palmerston North, N.Z.: Te Putahi-ā-Toi School of Māori Studies, Massey University, 2001.
  • Co-authors M. Durie and M. Soutar.
  • "Kupapa: A Shift In Meaning." He Pukenga Kōrero 6.2 (2001): 35-39.
  • Twenty Third Reunion: Hosts, C Company, Marae, Te Poho-o-Rawiri, Gisborne, 29 March – 2nd April 2002. [Gisborne, N.Z.: Māori Battalion Reunion Committee, 2002.]
  • A Register of Oral History Records On The Social And Economic History of Māori From 1945 to 1995. Wellington, N.Z.: Crown Forestry Rental Trust, 2002.
  • "Māori Battalion Commanders." Born to Lead: Portraits of New Zealand Commanders. Ed. G. Harper and J. Hayward. Auckland, N.Z.: Exisle Publishers, 2003. 198-208.
  • Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship: C Company 28 (Māori) Battalion 1939-1945. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman, 2008.
  • Theses

  • Ngati Porou Leadership: Rapata Wahawaha And The Politics of Conflict: "Kei Te Ora Nei Hoki Tatou, Me To Tatou Whenua." Phd. Thesis in Māori Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2000.