Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Scandinavian settlement

Some of the first settlers in Palmerston were Scandinavians recruited by New Zealand immigration agents in Europe. Arriving on the vessels Cleland and England in 1871, they were allocated the town sections set out on this early map.

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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1871, D–3, p. 22

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Palmerston North', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015