Story: Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court

Land development scheme, 1939

Land development scheme, 1939

A tractor is used to haul out stumps on the Rākautatahi block, near Norsewood in southern Hawke's Bay, in 1939. Large development schemes such as this were carried out on remaining areas of Māori land from the 1920s. The Native Trustee, established in 1920, loaned funds to Māori for this purpose.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK W3495 Box 21 21Q

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Mere Whaanga, 'Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court - From Native to Māori Land Court, 1920–1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 20 Jun 2012