Other formats

    TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z.



In April, 1870, Mr. McLean notified the Ngati-Porou chiefs that, in consideration of their further military help after the Poverty Bay massacre, the Government would not confiscate any of their lands, but desired that 100 acres should be reserved for the use of the magistrate at Waiapu and five acres at Port Awanui for a landing-place.

The Government, on 30 September, 1873, paid to Ngati-Porou £5,000 for their share (stated in the deed to be 10,000 acres) in the lands ceded in Poverty Bay, and, by July, 1878, it had acquired the shares of 245 Ngati-Kahungunu at £10 apiece, leaving only 17 others to receive payment.