Land loss and the Treaty of Waitangi



This paper looks at the spiritual and economic threads which bound Maori to the land. Land ensures the welfare of the people and resources on the land were part of the taonga of the Maori world and their management strictly controlled. Such controls was tika and just. Its removal by Pakeha was in breach of the Treaty. This paper focuses on this unjust situation.

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Nga kupu timatanga; Nga whakaaro  whanui; Te Kaupapa o te Tino Rangatiratanga; Te Riri Pakeha.



Primary author: Wellington Maori Legal Service Inc

Author biography: Māori

Publisher: Wellington Maori Legal Service Inc

Publication format: Speech

Publication date: 1991

Publication place: Wellington

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: 346.93 – Filing Cabinet

Misc. notes: A paper prepared for the Conference “Kai Tika”, Wellington, March 15-16, 1991

Content type: History, Injustice

Informal group: Pākehā

Culture related topics: Concept of culture

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Land