Story: Whangārei tribes

Māori land loss

Māori land loss

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 This map, prepared for the unpublished centennial historical atlas in the 1940s, shows in yellow the Māori-owned land in 1910; in the Whangārei area, the holdings were minuscule.

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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, 'Whangārei tribes - Land loss', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017