Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

South Island land sales

This map shows purchases of Māori land between 1844 and 1864, by which time almost the entire South Island was in government or settler ownership. This loss of land prevented Māori in the South Island from taking a full part in the economic development of the island.

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - The alienation of Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010