Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Wellington tenths (1st of 2)

Wellington tenths

This map shows the McCleverty reserves and tenths appropriated by the Crown in Wellington. As part of the purchase of Wellington by the New Zealand Company, tenths (one tenth of the land) were set aside for Māori, and their cultivations were supposed to be reserved. A number of these reserves and tenths were never honoured.

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Reference: Te Whanganui A Tara me ona takiwa: Report on the Wellington District. Wellington: Legislation Direct, 2003.

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Cities and Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010