Story: Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture
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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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Statutes of New Zealand, 1862, pp. 195-196.
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