Story: Kotahitanga – unity movements

Confiscation map, 1869

This historical map shows tribal boundaries and areas that were confiscated from Māori during the 1860s. The blue boundaries were added in modern times to identify the main areas in which the confiscations took place. Smaller parcels of land outside the blue lines were also confiscated. The map notes that Waikato, the domain of the Kīngitanga (Māori King movement), had 1,217,437 acres (492,679 hectares) confiscated.

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

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Kotahitanga movements around the 1860s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012