Statement of Entitlement
If you believe you are entitled to have an interest by whakapapa in the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust then we encourage you to register using the online application form that follows. If you prefer you can print off the attached form and send this to our office. If you would like to do this then please click here.
The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust includes any person who can whakapapa by direct line of descent to:
- The original beneficiaries of the 27 September 1839 Port Nicholson Block Purchase Deed; (the attached list of tupuna may be of assistance, click here to read it) or
- The persons listed in the Schedule to the Declaration of the Native Land Court in Wellington dated 11 April 1888; or
- Other persons who whakapapa to Taranaki Whanui not named in 1 or 2 above but who lived within the Port Nicholson Block, Wellington District as at 6 February 1840.
- Adopted persons, and their descendants (blood or whangai) where the adoptive parent(s) can whakapapa to a blood descendant of any of the original beneficiaries set out in 1 to 3 above.
You are eligible to participate in the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust if you meet the above criteria.