Story: New Zealand wars

Confiscations map

This map shows the major areas of land confiscated under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863. It does not show smaller parcels of land outside these boundaries that were also confiscated. The land was intended to be confiscated from those tribes which had fought against the Crown, but the inconsistent application of the act and the fact that many iwi had divided loyalties meant that many Māori believed they had lost land unfairly. For those who had fought against the Crown, the loss of their lands caused a sense of grievance that lasted for many generations.

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Reference: NZ Map 471

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How to cite this page:

Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Long-term impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2021)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017