The passage of Maori land into Pakeha ownership : a Maori view



"Information in this document attempts to show some of the methods used to alienate Maori land rather than actual alienations, although some actual cases are briefly mentioned by way of illustration".

Table of contents

Maori land tenure before the coming of the Pakeha; The plot: the beginnings of colonisation; The gang: Missionary involvement in Maori Land alienation; The Tool: The Treaty of Waitangi – empty promises; The effects of translating communal ownership into individual title; The tragedy of Pakeha agreed on Maori land: effects of the 1865 Native Lands Act; The land grab continues: the tragedy worsens; The tragedy today; The Europeanisaton of Maori land; The conversion of Maori land; White racism in land use policies; Ubanisation: the deliverate dislocation of Maori people; Urban concentration of population; The contrived labelling – idle Maori land; Alienation through forced utilisation and Crown designation of Maori land; Coastal Maori lands designated as reserves; Cash cropping to feed the rich i foreign countires; The Maori land March 1975; Maori self determination; Maori dtermination to regain lands alienated by the Crown; Maori demonstration and confrontation; Land loss and the social tragedy; The ideal for the future.

Primary author: Williams, Betty Whaitiri

Author biography: Māori

Publisher: Cabbage Tree Publications

Publication format: Book/report

Publication date: 1983

Publication place: Christchurch

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: AAMNC-4 AND AMNC-2

Misc. notes: Copy also held in Maori book collection – 332.2 W71 and APOR-2

Content type: History, Injustice

Collection: Mitzi Nairn

Tikanga Māori: General

Sector: Education – tertiary, Education – Treaty

Formal group: CCANZ

Informal group: Māori, Pākehā

General related topics: Colonisation, Equity/justice/fairness, First Peoples' rights, Tino rangatiratanga

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Land