Story: Ngāi Tahu

Ngāi Tahu pursue their claim

Ngāi Tahu pursue their claim

When Ngāi Tahu sold their tribal land to the Crown they were promised reserves, hospitals and schools. But the reserves were tiny, and few hospitals or schools were built. Efforts to secure redress began in the mid-19th century. In 1907, these representatives from all the main Ngāi Tahu settlements gathered at Arowhenua to discuss their claim against the Crown.

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Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - The Ngāi Tahu claim', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017