Kōrero: Scandinavians

Norsewood settlers’ allotments

Norsewood settlers’ allotments

This portion of the original map of the town of Norsewood (drawn around 1870) shows the Scandinavian names of immigrant families, and the parcels of land they were allotted. While the settlement may look like a town on paper, the area was covered in bush and the mostly Norwegian settlers had to carve out a settlement from the forest.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection, Ray Dean

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Scandinavians - 1870s: assisted migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4210/norsewood-settlers-allotments (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015