Story: Land ownership

South Island lands purchased for settlement

This map shows in red the 119 properties in the South Island purchased before 1912 under the Land for Settlement Act 1894 and subsequently broken up into smaller farms. Most of the properties were on the east coast and were mainly sheep farms. Many were in South Canterbury and North Otago. The properties in purple were Crown lands available for settlement.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 830gbbd/1911-12/Acc.51764

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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/17998/south-island-lands-purchased-for-settlement (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008