Story: Land ownership

North Island land tenures, 1950 (1st of 2)

By 1950 much of the North Island was in freehold ownership. The exceptions were the mountainous areas where state forests or reserves were owned by the Crown and areas of the King Country and the East Coast that were still Māori land.

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Reference: MapColl 830ed 1950 6115

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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, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008