Bastion Point

Auckland, New Zealand

Bastion Point

Bastion Point (Māori: Takaparawhau) is a coastal piece of land in Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand, overlooking the Waitematā Harbour. The area is significant in New Zealand history as the site of protests in the late 1970s by Māori against forced land alienation by pākehā (European settlers).

The land was occupied by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, and before the colonisation of New Zealand it was part of important lands for the hapū (sub-tribe), overlooking rich fishing and farming areas. The surrounding land was confiscated by the New Zealand Government for public works and development over a period stretching from the 1840s into the 1950s.

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