Story: Treaty of Waitangi

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

Click on the button 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 government 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.

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

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring the treaty – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012