Maori hapu claims land in Australia

The Herald reports:

A legal battle in Sydney, Australia is under way with a Māori group claiming valuable land was given to them by Aboriginal people 200 years ago.
The leader of Ngāti Rangihou Kanguru hapū maintains that in the early 1800s aboriginal leaders entrusted their Māori king to 112 acres in Parramatta, which is now Sydney’s biggest CBD, according to 9 News.

Excellent. Next will be a claim on Greenland!

“We are here to reclaim Rangihou land,” Rangihou leader Lady Crown told 9 News.
“We want acknowledgement and recognition. We want the history books corrected and compensation for damages of the land.
“We have the first laws in time, so our laws stand above any other law in the land.”

I suspect they will not do well in court.

In March, the Māori group attempted to forcibly seize Rangihou by changing the locks on the Waratah soccer club and charging for parking in their own setup.
However, the group was evicted four days later.

In NZ they would be there years later.

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