Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Pastoral stations

Large pastoral stations (sheep farms) dominated the land and politics of Hawke’s Bay for most of the later 19th century and continued to exert their influence into the 20th. This map shows the location of stations in 1874. Most were clustered in Central Hawke’s Bay and north towards Wairoa. Many of the names of well-known runholding families are listed, including Ormond, Russell, McLean, Nairn, Tiffen and Chambers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl os832.3gbbd/1874/Acc.8114

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/23900/pastoral-stations (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015