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This is an auction for BASTION POINT: The Judgment of Mr Justice Speight 1978.

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"Bastion Point is a coastal piece of land in Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand, overlooking the Waitemata Harbour. The area has significance in New Zealand history for its role in 1970s Maori protests against forced land alienation by non Maori New Zealanders. The land was occupied by Ngati Whatua, and before the colonisation of New Zealand it was part of important lands for the iwi, overlooking rich fishing and farming areas. The surrounding land was bought or confiscated by the New Zealand Government for public works and development over a period stretching from the 1840s to the 1950s. In 1885 the Government built a military outpost at Kohimarama, or Bastion Point, because of its strategic position overlooking the Waitemata Harbour. In 1886 the Crown used the Public Works Act 1882 (46 Vict No 37) to take ownership of 13 acres (5.3 ha) of Bastion Point for this purpose of defence. When in 1941 the Crown no longer needed Bastion Point for defence, it did not return the land to its traditional Maori owners but instead gifted it to the Auckland City Council for a reserve. In 1976 the Crown announced that it planned to develop Bastion Point by selling it to the highest bidder for high-income housing. Joe Hawke, members of his hapu, and other activists, formed the Orakei Maori Action Committee, taking direct action to stop the subdivision..."

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Large format paperback 1979.

26 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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