Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Land ownership in Wairarapa, around 1860

This map shows ownership of land in Wairarapa around 1860. Yellow areas are native (Māori) reserves, native (Māori) lands are red, land under negotiation is green, and white areas are Crown land.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl-832.45gbbd/[ca.1860]/Acc.36640

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Crown pre-emption', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2023)

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