Story: Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations

Māori Council at the Court of Appeal, 1987

Māori Council at the Court of Appeal, 1987

The chairman of the New Zealand Māori Council, Sir Graham Latimer (second from left), gives the V-for-victory sign on hearing the result of the council's case against the Crown in June 1987. The Court of Appeal's ruling in what came to be known as the 'Lands' case had a signficant flow-on effect on how the Treaty of Waitangi was intepreted by the courts, and on subsequent settlements of Treaty of Waitangi claims.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/3159/12

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations - New Māori organisations, early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29687/maori-council-at-the-court-of-appeal-1987 (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017