Kōrero: Land ownership

Nelson, 1863

Nelson, 1863

This watercolour by Francis Ann Fletcher presents a romanticised view of the agricultural hinterland of Nelson. New Zealand Company settlers had been promised 150 acres (61 hectares) of rural land, but there was a shortage of available land that could be easily cultivated. The hills around Nelson were much steeper and harder to work than this image suggests.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-030-022
Watercolour by Frances Ann Fletcher

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Early Pākehā land settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/17894/nelson-1863 (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Jim McAloon, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008