Story: Country towns

Apiti district and township

The map of the Āpiti district, Manawatū (a detail of a larger map), shows the original blocks of land which were balloted by a Small Farms Association in 1886. The association had been set up in Feilding the previous year to obtain a large area of land from the central government. Blocks were then surveyed and balloted. The original survey included the plan of a central township, and town sections were also balloted. Click on the inset to see the original town plan.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 830 bje/1914-/Acc.2366; MapColl 832.43bje/1886/Acc.266

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008