Kōrero: Ngā haumi a iwi

Māori land loss in the North Island, 1860–1939

Māori land loss in the North Island, 1860–1939

This series of maps shows the transfer of North Island Māori land to Crown and private European ownership from 1860 onwards – a result of sales, leasing, and government confiscations. Many of these transactions were later disputed or rejected outright. The loss of large areas of fertile land had direct economic consequences because Māori relied heavily on agriculture to produce goods for trade and sale. 

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Edward Ellison, 'Ngā haumi a iwi - Ohanga Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/23123/maori-land-loss-in-the-north-island-1860-1939 (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Edward Ellison, published 11 Mar 2010