Challenge to Ngai Tahu



"People claiming descent from the ancient Waitaha settlers of the South island are trying to assert themselves after being submerged in later migrations. Ngai Tahu Board's Tipene O'Regan spoke recently about the complexities of Maori claims."

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Page 2: Waitaha make their stand – At the core of Mr O’Regan’s lecture was his argument that North Island tribal groups that migrated south and eventually united as Ngai Tahu by about 1800, had gained traditional mawawhenua (sovereignty) over most of the South Island by conquest, inermarriage and absorption of earlier settlers.

Primary author: O'Connr, Kevin

Author biography: Māori

Publisher: The Dominion Sunday Times

Publication format: Newspaper article

Publication date: July 28 1991 and August 4 1991.

Publication place: Wellington

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Tikanga Māori: General

Sector: Community

Informal group: Māori

General related topics: Equity/justice/fairness, Tino rangatiratanga

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Land