Story: Ngā umanga – Māori business enterprise

South Island purchases

During early European settlement Māori benefited from trade opportunities. By 1860, almost all Māori land was transferred out of Māori ownership in the South Island, limiting tribes’ opportunities to engage in trade.

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Matene Love and Tyron Love, 'Ngā umanga – Māori business enterprise - History of Māori enterprise', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/24542/south-island-purchases (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Matene Love and Tyron Love, published 11 Mar 2010