Story: Ngāti Whātua

Ngāti Whātua land loss. 1850 (1st of 2)

Ngāti Whātua land loss. 1850

The red areas on this map are the land held by Europeans in 1850. The traditional area of Ngāti Whātua is highlighted. At this time only the area around Auckland had been lost; but much was sold over the next 15 years and in 1865 58% of the land in the Kaipara district was no longer in Māori ownership.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Centennial Historical Atlas Collection
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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

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