Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Motupoi pā

Motupoi pā

Motupoi at Lake Rotoaira was painted by artist George French Angas in 1847. Māori lived in kāinga (settlements) that were often protected by fortifications or pā.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-080-028
Hand-coloured lithograph by George French Angas

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How to cite this page:

Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Land tenure and alienation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/19475/motupoi-pa (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015