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Maori Land Court


The Treaty in practice

Amalgamating Māori into colonial settler society was a key part of British policy in New Zealand after 1840. Economic and social change, along with land-purchase programmes, were central to this process. Read the full article

Page 3 - Obtaining land

How to obtain land for European settlement was always a key issue in New Zealand. With the wars of the 1860s, a new legal system backed up conquest as a means of gaining Māori

Treaty timeline

See some of the key events between 1800 and 1849 relating to the Treaty of Waitangi. Read the full article

Page 2 - Treaty events 1850-99

See the key events between 1850 and 1899 relating to the Treaty of

Judge Frederick Edward Manning's courthouse, the first Native Land Court, Onoke, Hokianga