Story: Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court

Māori land alienation: North Island, 1860–1939 (1st of 2)

Māori land alienation: North Island, 1860–1939

This series of maps shows the transfer of North Island land ownership, from Māori ownership to general and Crown land, between 1860 and 1939. The brown areas represent Māori land (held in tribal ownership). Many of these transfers of ownership were transacted through the Native Land Court (renamed the Māori Land Court in 1947).

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Source: Claudia Orange, Illustrated history of the Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2001, pp. 318–319

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Mere Whaanga, 'Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court - From tribal to individual ownership, 1840–1862', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 February 2023)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 20 Jun 2012