Māori Land Court Records

This page covers both printed and microfilm land court records available in the Macmillan Brown Library.

maori2.gif Index to the Māori Land Court Minute Books.

This index, from the University of Auckland, is now available on a Computer in the Macmillan Brown Library. Please ask at the front desk if you need assistance in locating or searching this database. 

A useful article: Herlihy, Brian. The Māori Land Court as a source of information. Archifacts June 1985, pp 45-48.

Printed Māori Land Court Records

Adoption minute book no. 1
Minute book covers period 1956-1964

Adoption register
Registers cover period 1902-1963
Library has v. 1-2

Appeals and rehearings
Minute book cover period 1908-1971

Appellate Court minute book
Minute books cover period 1941-1973
Library has v. 8-9

Assessor Matenga Maori Land Court minute book
Minute books cover period 1898-1900
Library has v. 1-8, 12-13, 16-18

Aukland adoptions minute book
Minute book covers period 21 Sept. 1962 to 27 Oct. 1965

Auckland minute book
Minute books cover period 1866-1905
Library has v. 1-10, 12-25

Bay of Islands minute book
Minute books cover period 1915-1962
Library has v. 1-38

Chief judge's minute book, Ikaroa District
Minute books cover period 1923-1967
Library has v. 1-2

Confirmation index
Minute books cover period 1872-1914
Library has v. 1-2

Consolidation Tai Tokerau minute books
Minute books cover period 1929-1960
Library has v. 1BI-8BI, 10AHK

Conversion
From the Taitokerau Maori Land Court district
Library has v. 1

Coromandel minute book
Minute books cover period 1865-1912
Library has v. 1-9

East Coast minute book
Minute books cover period 1956-1974
Library has v. 1-2

Gisborne Appellate Court minute book
Minute books cover period 1897-1960
Library has v. 8-9, 11-29

Gisborne minute book
Minute books cover period 1868-1965
Library has v. 1-73, 82-100, 119

Gisborne recorder Booth
Minute books cover period 1887-1900
Library has v. 1-3

Gisborne register of applications to the Trust Commissioner
Register covers period 1880-1894
Library has v. 1-3

Gisborne Trust Commission minute book
Minute books cover period 1882-[?]
Library has v. 1

Gisborne Trust Commission minute book
Minute books cover period 1877-1901
Library has v. 1-12

Gisborne Trust Commission minute book original
Covers period 6th December 1870 to 30th August 1878

Hauraki minute book
Minute books cover period 1865-1964
Library has v. 1-78

Hokianga minute book
Minute books cover period 1915-1962
Library has v. 1-30

Judge Brabant's minute book
Minute books cover period 1886-[1889?]
Library has v. 1-3

Judge Mair's notebook
Minute book covers period 1895

Kaikohe minute book
Minute books cover period 1963-1964
Library has v. 1-2

Kaipara minute book
Minute books cover period 1865-1962
Library has v. 1-20, 22-32

Kaitaia minute book
Minute books cover period 1962-1965
Library has v. 1-2

Lake Waikaremoana Crown Appeal minute book
Minute book dated 1944

Levin Appellate Court minute book
Minute book covers 9th-16th March 1892

Mahurangi minute book no. 1
Minute book covers January 1866

Maketu minute book
Minute books cover period 1867-1911
Library has v. 1, 3-31

Maniapoto-Tuwharetoa minute book
Minute books cover period 1903-1909
Library has v. 1-3

Maori Land Court, Ikaroa District, Chatham Island minute book
Minute books cover period 1870-1983
Library has v. 1-5

Maori Land Court, Ikaroa District, Nelson minute book
Minute books cover period 1883-1967
Library has v. 1-12

Maori tribal index of Waikato

Mercer minute book
Minute books cover period 1886-1965
Library has v. 2-5, 7-42

Moerangi minute book
Minute books cover period 1907-1909
Library has v. 1-3

Mokau Waitara minute book
Minute books cover period 1882-1907
Library has v. 1-2

Mokoia minute book
Minute books cover period 1916-1945
Library has v. 1-3

Murupara minute book
Minute book covers period 1913-1915

Napier minute book
Minute books cover period 1866-<1990?>
Library has v. 1-2, 4-7, 9-50, 52-88

Ngatitamainu minute book no. 1, Hamilton
Manuscript dated 3rd July 1889

Northern Minute book
Minute books cover period 1865-1962
Library has v. 1-47

Nuhaka minute book
Minute books cover period 1941-1973
Library has v. 8-9

Opotiki minute book
Minute books cover period 1957-1960
Library has v. 1-2

Orakei minute book
Minute books cover period 1868-1869
Library has v. 1-2

Otaki minute book
Minute books cover period 1866-<1974>
Library has v. 1-44, 46-78

Otorohanga minute book
Minute books cover period 1886-1966
Library has v. 1-87

Papatipu Block Committee's minute book
Minute books cover period 1904-1905
Library has v. 1-3

Papatipu Block minutes of hearing
Minute book covers year 1904
Library has v. 1

Porangahau rehearing
Covers period 18 July to 18 August 1887

Poverty Bay Commission: minutes taken at Gisborne
Minute books cover period 29th June 1869 - 10th August 1869

Probate register no. 1
Minute book covers period 1890-1905

Rotorua minute book
Minute books cover period 1865-1965
Library has v. 1-31, 34-85, 87, 89-100

Ruatoria minute book
Minute books cover period 1957-1970
Library has v. 1-10

South Island minute book
Minute books cover period 1915-1965
Library has v. 1-13, 15-40

Sub Commissioner Brooking, Gisborne
Minute books cover period 1897-1906
Library has v. 1-2

Sub Commissioner W.A. Thorn & Sub Commissioner J. Brooking Wairoa minute book
Minute book covers period 1897 to 1900
Library has v. 1

Taheke minute book
Minute books cover the period 1885-1898
Library has v. 1-6

Taihape minute book
Minute books cover period 1917-1925
Library has v. 1-2

Tairawhiti District minute book
Minute books cover period 1905-1956
Library has v. 2-19

Taranaki adoption minute book
Minute book covers period 1956-1963

Taranaki alienation minute book
Minute books cover period 1957-<1976>
Library has v. 1-8

Taranaki Maori Land Court West Coast settlement reserves applications etc.
Manuscript date 1 May 1963

Taranaki minute books
Minute books cover period 1870-1964
Library has v. 1-80

Taupo minute book
Minute book covers period 1867-1972
Library has v. 1-48

Tauranga minute book
Minute books cover period 1878-1965
Library has v. 1-25

Te Ikaroa District Maori Land Board minute book
Minute books cover period 1909-1951
Library has v. 2-4, 6, 8, 10-11

Te Kaha minute book
Minute books cover period 1910-1937
Library has v. 1-6

Te Puke minute book
Minute books cover period 1914-1929
Library has v. 1-3

Tokaanu alienation minute book
Minute books cover period 1957-1961
Library has v. 1-2

Tokaanu minute book
Minute books cover period 1910-[1974?]
Library has v. 1-12, 45-53

Tokerau
Minute books cover period 1902-1919
Library has v. 1-6

Tolaga Bay & Waiapu minute book
Minute books cover period 1880-1881, 1888-1889
Library has v. 1-2

Tolaga Bay minute book recorder Booth
Minute book covers period 1893-1900

Tolaga Bay minute books
Minute books cover period 1956-1968
Library has v. 1-6

Trust Commission register
Minute book covers period 1896-1899

Trust Commissioner minute book
Minute book covers period 1893

Urewera appellate court minute book
Minute books cover period 1912-1913
Library has v. 1-2

Urewera minute book
Minute books cover period 1899-1923
Library has v. 1-7

Waiapu minute book
Minute books cover period 1876-1965
Library has v. 1-4, 6-11, 13-32

Waikato minute book
Minute books cover period 1866-1911
Library has v. 1-13, 16, 26-35

Waikato Maniapoto district adoptions minute book
Minute books cover period 1955-1969
Library has v. 1-2

Waikato-Maniapoto district confirmation register
Minute book covers period 1905-1917

Waikato Maniapoto district consolidated orders
Minute book covers period 1929-1941

Waikato Maniapoto succession order book
Minute book covers period 1882-1889

Wairarapa minute book
Minute books cover period 1866-1966
Library has v. 1-40

Wairarapa minute book Hone Heke Native Appellate Court
Minute book dated 1904

Wairoa minute book
Minute books cover 1867-1965
Library has v. 1-3, 5-20

Wanganui alienation minute book
Minute books cover <1964-1974>
Library has v. 5-7

Wanganui minute book Minute books cover period 1866-<1974>
Library has v. 1-34, 129-137

Wellington & South Island appellate minute book
Minute books cover period 1907-1960
Library has v. 1-8

Wellington appellate minute book 8A. Lake Waikaremoana
Minute book dated 1944

Wellington minute book
Minute books cover period 1868-1964
Library has v. 1-47

West Coast settlement reserves minutes and orders book
Date on first page 11 June 1963

Whakatane minute book
Minute books cover period 1881-1922
Library has v. 1-20

Whangarei minute book
Minute books cover period 1865-1965
Library has v. 1-28

Whareroa Blocks compensation minute book
Library has v. 1

Microfilm

Minute books [microfilm] : Māori Land Court
25 film reels
Microfilm of part of the Māori Land Court ms. records held by National Archives, Wellington.
Library has MLC items: 10-18, 85-86, 89-90, 374-384, 531.
These relate to the following areas:
Wairarapa (17v.)
Wellington (8v.)
South Is. (37v.)
Nelson (11v.)
Chatham Is. (4v.)
Napier (1v.)

Covers period from 1880s to 1960s.
Microfilm 80/35.