Story: East Coast region

Shooting party at Ormond

Locals at Ormond, founded as a military settlement, gather for a group photograph during a day of rifle-shooting in the late 19th century. The number of Pākehā in Poverty Bay grew rapidly in the 1870s, with government encouragement through the confiscation and purchase of Māori land, and the establishment of settlements.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Pākehā settlement, 1870 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015