Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region

Land blocks, 1860s

In the 1860s most of Manawatū passed from Māori to Crown ownership. This map, from Buick’s Old Manawatu, first published in 1903, shows some of the principal blocks. There were years of litigation about the purchase of the Rangitikei–Manawatū block, which lay between the Rangitīkei and Ōroua rivers.

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Reference: Thomas Lindsay Buick, Old Manawatu. Palmerston North: Buick and Young, 1903, facing p. 168

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua region - Rapid change: 1870–1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/9480/land-blocks-1860s (accessed 24 July 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015