Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

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

Click on the buttons below this map to see how South Island land passed out of Māori ownership between 1844 and 1864. Most land was sold to the government in large parcels. Some of the officials who negotiated the sales later claimed that the Crown did not honour the guarantees it made to the sellers. These injustices formed the basis for Ngāi Tahu’s later claims under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

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

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Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring te tiriti – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2023 with assistance from Claudia Orange