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Land purchases in the South Island, early 1860 (2nd of 2)

By the early 1860s the whole of the South Island had been bought by the Crown. This map shows the areas purchased, the year the purchase was made, and the price. The early purchase of land for European settlement allowed farming to rapidly expand in the South Island.

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Reference: Bronwyn Dalley and Gavin McLean, Frontier of Dreams. Auckland: Hachette Livre NZ, 2005, p. 157

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Source: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1865, G-3.

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Land purchase and early farming regulations, 1840–1876', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/18044/land-purchases-in-the-south-island-early-1860 (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008