Story: Treaty of Waitangi

Māori land loss: North Island (1st of 2)

Māori land loss: North Island

This series of maps shows the transfer of ownership of Māori land in the North Island between 1860 and 1939. In this period the great bulk of Māori land passed out of tribal ownership. In most cases this was through large sales to the Crown, some of which were later disputed – or repudiated – by the sellers. Other land was confiscated, claimed for public works, or alienated by other means.

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring the treaty – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/36362/maori-land-loss-north-island (accessed 15 December 2018)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012