Story: Land ownership

Emigration poster

From 1858 Auckland province attempted to encourage migrants from the UK by offering 40 acres (16 hectares) to each person in the family 18 years or over, and 20 acres (8 hectares) for each child. Much of the land was around the Kaipara Harbour. This poster was issued by Joseph Newman, who was the provincial emigration agent in Liverpool.

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How to cite this page:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Provincial administration of land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008