23 Oct 2019

8: Colonists & Courts

From The Aotearoa History Show, 7:00 am on 23 October 2019
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As the number of European settlers and a new Pakeha culture grew, so did the immigrants' demand for land. The government didn't launch a war to get it, they instead introduced new laws and the Land Court, which undermined Maori ownership traditions. This led to one of New Zealand's darkest days - the raid on Parihaka.



Topics covered

  • Early colonists and how they created the stereotypical image of a kiwi bloke
  • Deforestation, the introduction of new mammal predators and the decline of native wildlife
  • Sheep barons and the desire for more land
  • The Native Land Court, why it was set up and how it worked
  • The Wi Parata Case.
  • Māori population decline in the 19th century
  • The Parihaka Raid


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