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The executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council says a claim for Māori ownership of part of Sydney is an outrage.

A woman calling herself Lady Crown from Ngāti Rangihou Kanguru hapū has lodged court action to press her claim that part of central Parramatta was given to Māori by Aboriginal leaders 200 years ago.

The City of Parramatta does record Māori living in the Rangihou Reserve area around that time as guests of missionary Samuel Marsden, but there is no record of ownership.

Matthew Tukaki says it appears Ms Crown believes she is a reincarnation of Hone Heke's second wife, but she has no evidence of a whakapapa connection, and her action is a disgrace.

"To occupy land that is clearly Aboriginal land, this land was never given back in the day by some Māori fella back in the day by Aboriginal people at all, is terrible, and I lament the fact that how would our people feel if the Aboriginal flag was planted somewhere on our land and an occupation was underway," he says.

Mr Tukaki says he is heading for Parramatta tomorrow to assure the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council and city officials that there is no Māori support for the claim, which he expects to be struck out by the courts.


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