Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Deed of sale

In this deed of sale from 1840, Ngāi Tahu chief Tūhawaiki has drawn his moko (facial tattoo) as a signature.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Pre-Treaty transactions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/19512/deed-of-sale (accessed 17 November 2019)

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