Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Roadside Stories: Reclaiming Bastion Point

After European settlement of Auckland, the lands of the Ngāti Whātua tribe were gradually whittled away, and the harbourside area of Bastion Point was taken by the Crown for defence purposes. A 1977 government plan to develop expensive housing on Bastion Point prompted a 506-day occupation by the tribe and supporters.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Bastion Point. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Land protests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35940/roadside-stories-reclaiming-bastion-point (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012