These maps show the steady loss of Māori land in the North Island between 1860 and 1939 through confiscation and purchase. Without land, many tribes became very poor, living in crowded and unhealthy conditions that allowed disease to spread.
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Source: Claudia Orange, Illustrated history of the Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2001, pp. 318–319