Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Māori land loss in Coromandel

The biggest loss of Māori land on the Coromandel Peninsula took place after the Native Land Court started operations in 1865, and after gold mining gathered momentum a few years later. Between 1875 and 1890, as shown on this map, extensive areas of land were alienated in Ōhinemuri (in the south-east of the region), along the east coast of the Firth of Thames, and in the far north of the peninsula. Most land on the Hauraki Plains had passed out of Māori ownership by 1910.

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Source: Waitangi Tribunal, The Hauraki report. Vol. 2. Wellington: Legislation Direct, 2006, figure 70

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Māori society, 1840 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/30449/maori-land-loss-in-coromandel (accessed 29 November 2020)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016