Story: Land ownership

Māori fishing pā

Māori fishing pā

This watercolour by Joseph Osbertus Hamley from about 1864, shows a fishing near Hāwera, south Taranaki. The pā would have been used for fishing by a group of local Māori at certain times of the year, but a different group (whānau or hapū) may well have had the rights to use the land nearby.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-047-q-043
Watercolour by Joseph Osbertus Hamley

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Māori and land ownership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008