Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Native Land Court building, Ōnoke

Native Land Court building, Ōnoke

The caption on the photograph claims this building in Ōnoke, Hokianga, is where the first Native Land Court was held in New Zealand, with F. E. Maning as judge. The first Native Lands Act of 1862 operated mainly in Northland because of unrest in other areas.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Establishing the Native Land Court', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19523/native-land-court-building-onoke (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015