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Native Lands Act 1862

The Native Lands Act 1862 brought the Native Land Court into being (now the Māori Land Court). Its operation lead to it being named by Māori ‘Te Kōti Tango Whenua’ – the land-taking court.

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Reference: Statutes of New Zealand, 1862, pp. 195-196.

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Tanira Kingi. 'Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture - Land ownership and Māori agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
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