Kōrero: Te Āti Awa ki Taranaki

Whārangi 4. Ngā take whenua

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te rau tau 1900: te ngana kia whakatikangia ngā hē

I te rau tau 1900, ka tāpaea e te Karauna ētahi paremata kore take ki mua i a Te Āti Awa hei whakaea i ngā mahi hē o mua. Hei tauira atu, i te tekau tau atu i 1920 i tūtohu te Kōmihana a Sim kia utua ētahi paremata, engari kāore ia i tino rangahau i ngā tino take pēnei i te whakahokitanga o ngā whenua raupatu ki te iwi, ngā wāhi tapu o te iwi, ngā taonga a te iwi.

Kia tae ki te tekau tau atu i 1930 kua whakatauhia e te kāwanatanga tētahi utunga engari kāore ia i kōrero tahi ki te taha o ngā iwi o Taranaki, tae atu hoki ki a Te Āti Awa. Ahakoa te kī a te Taranaki Māori Claims Act 1944 kua eke te katoa o ngā utu mō ngā hē i whakaputahia e te Karauna ki ngā tāngata o taua rohe, kāore pea tēnei i te tika ki tā te Māori i titiro ai. I te wā o ēnei whakatau, i te hokona tonutia, i te herea rāneihia ngā whenua i rāhuitia mō te Māori ki ētahi rīhi mutunga kore. Kia tae ki te tau 1974, kua hokona e te Public Trust te 63 ōrau o ngā whenua i rāhuitia mō ngā iwi o Taranaki.

Ngā whakawhitiwhitinga kōrero

Nā te tatauranga 2013 i whakaatu neke atu i te 15,000 te tokomaha o ngā uri o Te Āti Awa ki Taranaki. Nō te tau 1996 ka whakaae te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti ki ngā takahitanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi me te tika o Te Āti Awa kia tono paremata mō ngā whenua i raupatutia. Nō te tau 1998 ka tīmata ngā whakawhitiwhitinga kōrero mō tētahi Whakaritenga mō ngā Whakataunga i waenganui i te iwi me te Karauna. Kei te mahi tahi tonu a Te Āti Awa me te Karauna e tū pakari ai te iwi hei ngā rā kei te tū.

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Peter Adds, 'Te Āti Awa ki Taranaki - Ngā take whenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/te-ati-awa-ki-taranaki/page-4 (accessed 20 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Peter Adds, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017