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History at a Glance: 1987 Court of Appeal

Date: 29 June 1987    Ref: EP/1987/3159/12

Members of the New Zealand Maori Council with Sir Graham Latimer talk with Court of Appeal judges at the conclusion of the Council’s case against the Crown in the main courtroom of the Court of Appeal. Photographed 29 June 1987 by an unidentified Evening Post staff photographer.

The Court of Appeal case established that the Crown must pay heed to previous Maori ownership in disposal of surplus Crown assets such as land.

Ref:  New Zealand Maori Council at the Court of Appeal. Dominion post (Newspaper) Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP/1987/3159/12. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22751412

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