Kōrero: Land ownership

Plan of country sections, Whanganui, 1842

This map shows the planned land holdings around the New Zealand Company settlement of Whanganui, in 1842. The intention was to create a society of small independent landowners. However, the realities of Māori land ownership and rough terrain made it impossible to establish this neat arrangement of small farmers. The very straight roads, ignoring the hilly terrain around Whanganui, demonstrate the plan’s lack of realism.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero
Reference: NZ Map 5508

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero 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/zoomify/17893/plan-of-country-sections-whanganui-1842 (accessed 26 May 2020)

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