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The Treaty in practice

  • The Treaty in practice

    Amalgamating Māori into colonial settler society was a key part of British policy in New Zealand after 1840. Economic and social change, along with land-purchase programmes, were central to this process.

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  • Page 3 - Obtaining landHow to obtain land for European settlement was always a key issue in New Zealand. With the wars of the 1860s, a new legal system backed up conquest as a means of gaining Māori

Biographies

  • Kahutia, Riperata

    Riperata Kahutia became a well-known figure in the Poverty Bay region through her claims in the Native Land Court and the Poverty Bay Commission.

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  • Fenton, Francis Dart

    F.D. Fenton is best known as the key architect and long-serving Chief Judge of the Native Land Court.

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  • Fitzgerald, James Edward

    James Edward Fitzgerald was a provincial and national politician

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  • Maning, Frederick Edward

    Writer Frederick Maning lived as part of a Māori tribe in the Hokianga. His descriptions of life in the north during the early 19th century have become New Zealand literary classics.

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  • Weld, Frederick Aloysius

    Frederick Weld was only briefly premier, but he later became a serial colonial governor. That he, a Roman Catholic, could lead a colony showed how different New Zealand was to Britain.

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  • Ellison, Thomas Rangiwahia

    Tom Ellison was captain of NZ's first official rugby team in 1893. He invented the wing forward position and in 1903 wrote one of the game's first coaching manuals.

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