Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Waitangi Tribunal report

Waitangi Tribunal report

The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975 to consider breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. In 1985 its jurisdiction was made retrospective to 1840. Cliff Whiting’s design on the front of this 2005 report from the tribunal is described as ‘invoking the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the consequent development of Maori-Pakeha history interwoven in Aotearoa, in a pattern not yet completely known, still unfolding’.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Land tenure and alienation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2024)

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