Story: Land ownership

Change in property size 1897–1935

Change in property size 1897–1935

In the first three decades of the 20th century the government policies of closer settlement reduced the number of properties larger than 4,000 hectares, while increasing the number of middle-sized properties. There was also a reduction in the number of smallholdings of under 4 hectares. These figures include leasehold properties as well as freehold.

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Source: Alan H. Grey, Aotearoa and New Zealand: a historical geography. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 1994, p. 307

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Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - The Liberals and land policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008