Story: Government and agriculture

South Island land purchases (2nd of 2)

This map shows (in red) the 119 properties in the South Island purchased before 1912 under the Lands for Settlement Act 1894 and subsequently broken up into smaller farms. Most of the properties were sheep farms on the east coast. 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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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Land reform and farmer education, 1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008