Story: Urban Māori

Māori-owned land, North Island, 1910 (3rd of 3)

Māori-owned land, North Island, 1910

By 1910 sales and confiscation of land had reduced the area of Māori-owned land in the North Island dramatically. This map indicates in yellow those areas remaining in Māori ownership. Reduced land holdings made farming less economic for some tribes, and forced many Māori to find work in towns and cities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Centennial Historical Atlas Collection
Reference: MapColl-CHA-6/2/6-Acc.38315

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015