Buying the Land, Selling the Land: Govts & Maori Land in the by Richard Boast

By Richard Boast

Studying Crown Maori land coverage and perform within the interval 1869–1929, from the institution of the place of birth court docket strength until eventually the cessation of large-scale Crown procuring by means of Gordon Coates, this research chronicles the awful and grim tidal wave of Crown procuring that ruled the Maori humans less than very tough conditions. whereas spotting that the govt buying of Maori land used to be in its personal method pushed by way of real, if blinkered, idealism, this work's deep study on land paying for coverage provides renewed perception at the major politicians of the period, equivalent to Sir Donald McLean, John stability, and John McKenzie who have been robust advocates of accelerated and state-controlled land purchasing.

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