Story: Rangitāne

Land settlement

Land settlement

The Crown purchased large tracts of traditional Rangitāne land on both sides of the Tararua Range for Pākehā settlement in the 1860s and 1870s. The shaded area on this 1874 map shows the land that was identified as suitable for settlement between Masterton and Woodville.

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Reference: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (New Zealand), 1874, D–5a.

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Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, 'Rangitāne - 19th century: war, settlement and leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/1492/land-settlement (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017