Story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Land confiscation map

This map dates from the late 1860s. The blue boundaries, which were added later, show the major areas of land confiscated by the government after the New Zealand wars. They do not show smaller parcels of land that were confiscated elsewhere. Most of this land was taken from tribes who had fought against the Crown, but some was taken from hapū who had not done so. They were penalised because they happened to be Māori in an area where most Māori had been opponents of the Crown.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 471

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How to cite this page:

Paul Spoonley, 'Ethnic and religious intolerance - Intolerance towards Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/28137/land-confiscation-map (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Paul Spoonley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2018