Story: Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process

Judge Robert Jones

Judge Robert Jones

Judge Robert Jones poses in the elaborate uniform of the Society of Freemasons in 1930. Jones chaired a commission investigating Māori land claims in 1919–20. Its findings surprised and embarrassed the government that appointed him. Jones recommended a financial compensation for Ngāi Tahu which became the basis for settlement in 1944. He later became under-secretary (head) of the Native Department (later renamed the Department of Maori Affairs).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, S. P. Andrew Collection (PAColl-3739)
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Photograph by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew

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Richard S. Hill, 'Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process - Early settlements and inquiries ', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33040/judge-robert-jones (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Richard S. Hill, published 20 Jun 2012