Story: Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court

Tokaanu Native Land Court meeting, 1914

Tokaanu Native Land Court meeting, 1914

These Māori are attending a Native Land Court meeting at Tokaanu, near Lake Taupō, in 1914. In this period some legislative protections were created to help Māori retain control of their remaining lands. However, more than 800,000 hectares was sold between 1909 and 1923.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court - The ‘taihoa’ policy, 1900–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36146/tokaanu-native-land-court-meeting-1914 (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 20 Jun 2012