Story: Papatūānuku – the land

Waves rolling in

Waves rolling in

Waves assail the beach, one after the other, on the North Island’s west coast. The way that Māori land became overwhelmed by European settlement in the 19th century was compared to waves rolling in from England.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku – the land - Loss of land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007