Story: Regional economies

New Zealand ports, around 1890

New Zealand ports, around 1890

The existence of a port, particularly one with overseas trade, helped to shape a distinct region. The ports were usually the principal town of the district, or close to the principal town. Much of the trade of the district passed through them.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Development of regional economies, 1850 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 August 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010