condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
discuss document export feedback print share gallery-landscape xml

He whakaaturanga ki nga morehu i te mate o te Taihauauru, i nga ture a tenei Kawantanga

documentary heritage
  • Place
  • Other Id

    EMI1919E (Library of Congress Call Number)

    42865 (Cat ID)

    87157 (DBTextworks system ID)

    36510 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    He whakaaturanga ki nga morehu i te mate o te Taihauauru, i nga ture a tenei Kawantanga
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Otaki Mail Office
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    3 p. ; 27 cm.

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Moffat collection
  • Public Access Text

    A survey describing the trouble of the West Coast resulting from the laws of this Government. Discusses the land leases, lawyer fees, costs for improvements and the role of Maui Pomare. "Kua tino marama ki toku whakaaro kua mate nga iwi i nga ture a Pomare me ton[o] kawanatanga" - closing remark p. [3]

  • Subject Notes
    "Pomare's first major political battle was to regain the leased lands in Taranaki. A commission appointed in 1912 decided that the settlers had had ample time to convert their leaseholds and recommended that the Maori owners be given the right to bid in the open market for the leaseholds. Pomare worked to reach a settlement with the lessees; they were given a further term of 10 years while two-thirds of the rents were to be paid into a sinking fund administered by the public trustee to pay for any improvements they had made. This was embodied in the West Coast Settlement Reserves Amendment Act 1913. Unfortunately, the government also passed legislation allowing the purchase of interests in reserves and much of the land was sold, so that less eventually passed into Maori hands than Pomare had hoped". - [Abridged]
    Butterworth, Graham. 'Pomare, Maui Wiremu Piti Naera 1875/1876? - 1930'. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, updated 22 June 2007 URL:
  • Collection Type
    Reserve Collection
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

The gift of curiosity

With unlimited free entry to all paid exhibitions, discounted event tickets and exclusive Member-only events, a Museum Membership is the gift that keeps on giving year-round.


The gift of curiosity