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.