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The South Island provinces, 1867 (2nd of 2)

The South Island provinces, 1867

In the South Island, the three provinces were Nelson, Canterbury and Otago. By the end of the 1860s Southland had split away from Otago, and Marlborough from Nelson. In 1870 Southland gave up its attempt to go it alone and rejoined Otago. Westland was a county from 1868 and became a full province only in 1873.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl-830cba/1867/Acc.6568
Map by W. & A. K. Johnston

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - From colony to nation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/2457/the-south-island-provinces-1867 (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 16 Sep 2016