Story: Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court

Donald McLean: land agent, 1865 (1st of 2)

Donald McLean: land agent, 1865

Scottish-born Donald McLean was influential on Māori land purchasing from 1848 to the 1870s. He is shown here in 1865 (seated under the tree to the left) during negotiations for the purchase of Wairoa in Hawke's Bay. At that time McLean was superintendent of the province, a government agent and a major landowner in the district.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Rhodes Album
Reference: 1/2-110517; F 1/2-110517-F

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Mere Whaanga, 'Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court - ‘Te kōti tango whenua’, 1865–1873', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 20 Jun 2012