Māori land loss, 1860-2000


These maps chart the loss of Māori land (shaded blue) in the North Island between 1860 and 2000. The Crown and the New Zealand Company had purchased nearly 99% of the South Island by 1865. For details, see the Ngāi Tahu land claim and Māori land loss: South Island (Te Ara).

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Jonathon Hughes

Posted: 01 Nov 2011

hey i have a question how much land did the maori have before 1860? Cheers Big J


Posted: 19 Sep 2008

Not sure if this helps, but in the DNZB essay on Te Hapuku (click here to see this) it says: Te Hapuku may have joined in the campaign to punish Ngati Raukawa and its Rangitane allies for their attack on Hawke's Bay, in which the mother of Kurupo Te Moananui had been killed. It is recorded that he consumed part of the body of the son of Te Hirawanu Kaimokopuna. One of the prisoners taken was a female cousin of Te Hirawanu; Te Hapuku took her to wife; their son was Watene Te Hapuku. Jamie


Posted: 19 Sep 2008

I am inquiring about a woman called whakarongo she lived in the manawatu area Palmerston North. She was born about 1795 and she was kidnapped round about the 1820,s. and taken up north. She later returned to the manawatu area after christianity was introduced. She had a brother called Hirawanu Kaimokopuna whom was a chief of the Rangitane people and he was considered by William Colenso as the great chief of the upper part and the lower part of the manawatu river.