Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

Alienation of Māori land: South Island (2nd of 2)

This map shows the vast areas of South Island land sold to Pākehā between 1844 and 1860. Promises to Ngāi Tahu of reserves were breached.

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

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Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Decades of despair, 1840–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/31317/alienation-of-maori-land-south-island (accessed 30 March 2020)

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