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Government revenue, 1840–1890

Government revenue, 1840–1890

Customs duties were the major tax of the 1800s – stamp duty, gold duty, land tax and property tax were less important income sources. The government also gained revenue through land sales and duties, but this declined rapidly in the 1870s as government ran out of land to sell to settlers.

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Source: Paul Goldsmith, We won, you lost, eat that! Auckland: David Ling, 2008, pp. 16, 46, 71, 102.

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Liberal Party taxes – 1890 to 1912', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/21529/government-revenue-1840-1890 (accessed 20 July 2018)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016