Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Land confiscation

This map of the North Island is from the late 1860s. The blue lines drawn on the map show the main areas of land confiscated from Māori during the wars of the 1860s. Smaller parcels of land outside the blue lines were also confiscated. Some of this land was later returned, not always to the rightful owners.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 471

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - The alienation of Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/25776/land-confiscation (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010