Story: Land ownership

North Island lands purchased for settlement

This map shows in red the 78 North Island properties purchased between 1896 and 1912 under the Land for Settlement Act 1894, and subsequently broken up into smaller farms. Most of the properties were on the pastoral east coasts of Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne. Many were clustered in the east of the Waikato. The properties in purple were Crown lands available for settlement.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 830gbbd/1911-12/Acc.51763

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How to cite this page:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - The Liberals and land policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/17934/north-island-lands-purchased-for-settlement (accessed 27 June 2019)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008