Story: Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce

South Island land sales

This map shows the series of major transactions that saw almost all the land in the South Island sold to the government. By 1860 South Island tribes had lost almost all of their tribal lands.

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Source: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives 1865, G-3.

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Basil Keane, 'Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce - The rural workforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/25518/south-island-land-sales (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010