Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation

Māori land blocks, Taupō district.

One of the effects of the Native Land Court was that Māori land, previously held communally as a single unit, was cut up into blocks and divided among individuals. This map shows the division of blocks around Lake Taupō.

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Problems with the Land Court', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/19535/maori-land-blocks-taupo-district (accessed 31 May 2020)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015