Kōrero: Land ownership

The earth hunger

The earth hunger

In the 1880s and 1890s there was increasing desire for cheap land, and this led to a series of provisions that made it easier for people without capital to get onto land, either through deferred payment or through perpetual leases from the Crown. The Kaikoura Settlers Association pushed for land to be opened up for settlement along the Clarence River. When the sections were balloted there was such a demand that, on average, there were a hundred applications for each section.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: West Coast Times, 12 May 1899, p. 4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Centralisation after 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/17925/the-earth-hunger (accessed 2 July 2022)

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