Story: Te ture – Māori and legislation

Old Land Claims Commission, 1844

Old Land Claims Commission, 1844

Land Claims Commissioner William Spain sits, with scribes on either side, in a raupō hut at an 1844 hearing into pre-treaty land claims in New Plymouth. Around the hut are members of an iwi, probably Te Āti Awa, whose land was purportedly bought by the New Zealand Company.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ture – Māori and legislation - Laws affecting Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012