Story: Colonial and provincial government

Immigration promotion: Auckland, 1850s (1st of 2)

Immigration promotion: Auckland, 1850s

Each province was expected to advance through a combination of immigration and land development. While most provinces sold land, Auckland was prepared to grant 40 acres (16 hectares) of land to ‘every industrious man or woman, of good character’ as a means of attracting more emigrants from Britain.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Colonial and provincial government - Colony and provinces, 1852 to 1863', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012