Story: Land ownership

South Island land tenures, 1950 (2nd of 2)

In the South Island the extent of freehold land was more limited than in the North Island, because much of the high country east of the main divide remained in leasehold. The West Coast was mainly owned by the Crown as state forests, reserves or parks.

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Reference: MapColl 830ed 1950 6115

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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