Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Native Land Court at Ahipara

Native Land Court at Ahipara

Locals gather for a hearing of the Native Land Court (later the Māori Land Court) at Ahipara. One of the key roles played by the court was converting Māori land from customary or ‘native’ title to Crown-granted or freehold title.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-026780; F

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Establishing the Native Land Court', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/19525/native-land-court-at-ahipara (accessed 27 June 2017)

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