Story: Land ownership

Access road for returned servicemen’s farms

Access road for returned servicemen’s farms

This road is being built, in 1944, to provide access to new farmland for returned Second World War soldiers in the Rotorua district. The government made over 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) available for this purpose.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War Effort Collection
Reference: PAColl-0783-2-0031

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How to cite this page:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Consolidation of land settlement, 1912–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17939/access-road-for-returned-servicemens-farms (accessed 25 April 2019)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008