William J (Bill) Hamilton

Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu

William Hamilton is Matua Takawaenga at the NZ Educational Institute in Wellington. He has written a considerable number of papers, speeches and articles - some of which are organizational documents.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversation with Bill Hamilton, 21 June 1998.


  • Te Kātete Korite: NZEI - Moving Forward. on Māori Education/Whakamanatia: A Tatou Tamariki O Tatou Kura Me Te Iwi Whānui. Rosslyn Noonan and Bill Hamilton. Wellington, N.Z.: NZEI, 1992.
  • In the introduction the authors state that this "is a genuine proposal to evaluate the present situation and provide a direction for future Māori education developments.... Through this paper, NZEI is attempting to provide a way to move forward in the belief that Māori and Tauiwi are equal parties in education and in recognition of the need for Aotearoa/New Zealand to develop a major initiative in Māori education." The authors discuss Māori education, the position of Māori women and girls in the current education system, and provide statistics demonstrating that despite the increase of Māori students in early childhood education, and in primary and secondary schools, there has been no corresponding growth in resources and funding. The authors outline four goals identified by NZEI that would ensure progress in Māori education. They also outline the priority areas of NZEI vision for propelling Māori education forward.