Story: Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process

Confiscated lands

The dark blue lines added to this 1869 Defence Office map show the main areas of land confiscated from tribes considered to have been in rebellion against the government in the 1860s. It does not show smaller parcels of land that were also confiscated. Some tribes who had not rebelled also had land confiscated. While some confiscated areas were later transferred to Māori groupings, the land confiscations, or raupatu, had a devastating impact on the affected tribes and form one of the major grounds for treaty claims.

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Reference: NZ Map 471

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How to cite this page:

Richard S. Hill, 'Ngā whakataunga tiriti – Treaty of Waitangi settlement process - Origins of the settlement process', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/33036/confiscated-lands (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Richard S. Hill, published 20 Jun 2012