Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Small parcels of land

Small parcels of land

Rongo-i-te-kai, Mahinaarangi, Māui, Paikea and Tōmuri Keane each hold a tiny piece of dirt. If they inherited the shares held by their kuia (nanny) in one small block with hundreds of owners, their shares would literally be the size of these pieces.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - The Native Land Court in practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2022)

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