Story: Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori

Developing Māori land, 1939

Developing Māori land, 1939

A bulldozer is used to remove stumps and logs from Māori land at Rākautatahi, on the Takapau plains in southern Hawke's Bay, in 1939. Native ministers such as Āpirana Ngata encouraged the farming of remaining blocks of tribally owned land such as this one.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK W3495 Box 21 21Q

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori - Depression, war and urbanisation, 1930s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34385/developing-maori-land-1939 (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012