Story: Whāngārei tribes

Māori land loss

Māori land loss

The Whāngārei tribes suffered greatly from the loss of their lands, and by 1936 in the whole Auckland area under 4 hectares per head remained in Māori hands. This map, prepared for the unpublished centennial historical atlas in the 1940s, shows in yellow the Māori-owned land in 1910; in the Whāngārei area the holdings were miniscule.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Centennial Historical Atlas Collection
Reference: MapColl-CHA-6/2/6-Acc.38315

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whāngārei tribes - Land loss', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017