Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Land purchases in the South Island, 1844–1864

Ngāi Tahu throughout the South Island lost control of their land by around the 1860s. Many of the reserves that had been promised to them were never provided when the land was surveyed. This severely impacted their ability to trade.

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Source: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1865, G-3

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Cities and Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010