Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

Māori to European ratio, 1924

Māori to European ratio, 1924

This map from 1924 shows the proportion of Māori to Europeans in North Island hospital districts. Those areas which were remote and difficult to get to had higher concentrations of Māori than more accessible places. The districts with the highest Māori population density were Hokianga and the East Cape, both rural areas; those with the lowest were urban Auckland and Wellington.

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Reference: Te Rangi Hiroa, The passing of the Maori. In Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute and the Royal Society of New Zealand. Wellington: Royal Society of New Zealand, Vol. 55, No. 24, pp. 372

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Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Population recuperation, 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2018