Gifts of tribal land to the Church: what happens when the tribe wants the land back?
In the first two decades of British rule there were a large number of land transactions in many parts of the country whereby Maori gifted pieces of land to Church authorities so that their children could receive an education from missionary ministers or teachers. This paper discusses how the church obtained title and the Crowns part in the transfer of land, and looks at what happened if no school was built, could Maori claim return of these lands, and tribal nature of Maori landholding.
Table of contents
Primary author: Williams, David V.
Author biography: Pākehā
Publisher: David V Williams
Publication format: Speech
Publication place: Auckland
Publication availability: Yes
Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre
Catalog reference: 333.1 WIL – Filing Cabinet
Misc. notes: For biography on David Williams: https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/dv-williams
Content type: History
Sector: Church, Education – tertiary
Informal group: Māori
Culture related topics: Concept of culture
General related topics: Colonisation, Equity/justice/fairness, First Peoples’ rights
Historical period: 20th