Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Nōpera Pana-kareao

Nōpera Pana-kareao

Rangatira (chief) Nōpera Pana-kareao (far right) is seen here with Pākehā missionaries William Puckey and Joseph Matthews. Pana-kareao entered into a transaction with the Church Missionary Society for 1,000 acres to be set aside at Kaitāia for the mission. Many pre-Treaty of Waitangi transactions were between Māori and missionaries.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Pre-treaty transactions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

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