Story: Land ownership

First settlers’ reunion picnic at Mauriceville

First settlers’ reunion picnic at Mauriceville

These Scandinavian settlers had obtained 40-acre (16-hectare) blocks of land in 1872 and 1873 under provisions for special settlements laid down by the Wellington provincial government. By the 1890s, when this reunion was held, they were well established in the new country.

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Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Provincial administration of land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008