Kōrero: Land ownership

Opening of Toko station, Taranaki, 1902

Opening of Toko station, Taranaki, 1902

From the early 1870s the New Zealand government encouraged the development of family farms in North Island bush districts by expanding the rail network and improving roading. The importance of the railway to a frontier district is shown by the large crowds that turned out in sodden weather for the opening. The background of burnt tree trunks is testament to the kind of land development that occurred in these areas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-009815; G

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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/photograph/17923/opening-of-toko-station-taranaki-1902 (accessed 30 May 2020)

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