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Alienation of Māori land in the North Island to 1860 (1st of 2)

Alienation of Māori land in the North Island to 1860

Until 1860, European settlement in the North Island was clustered in the Bay of Islands and far north, Auckland, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay.

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Source: Claudia Orange, Illustrated history of the Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2001, p. 318.

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Land purchase and early farming regulations, 1840–1876', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008