Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Sale of Lake Wairarapa

Sale of Lake Wairarapa

Members of Ngāti Kahungunu participate in a ceremony at Papawai to transfer ownership of Lake Wairarapa to the Crown in 1896. The Liberal government purchased large tracts of land from Māori in the 1890s.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Crown and private purchasing to the 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

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