Department of Maori Affairs [record group]   (ACIH) Nga Take Maori [Record Group]
1835? - 1981?


GENERAL


Records created by a succession of government agencies including the Protector of Aborigines (1840-1846), the Native Secretary and Land Purchase Departments (1846-1861), the Native Department (1861-1893), and the Department of Maori Affairs (1906-1989). These agencies were responsible for administering functions relating to Maori such as land purchase, land administration and development, welfare, education, housing, health and employment. The Department was also responsible for Pacific people from 1968-1985.


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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
Protector of Aborigines [Record Group]
Native Affairs Department [Record Group]
Native Secretary [Record Group]
Land Purchase Department [Record Group]


Location : Wellington
Record Group Reference : MA  


Mandates

ABOLISHED BY
  • Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989
Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 4
Date Approved: 23/04/2013