Measuring economic growth or ‘progress’ in the 19th century was done using proxy measures such as growth in export volumes. In this case comparisons are made in exports of sheep and cattle products over a nine-year period. All exports except sheepskins show increases in volumes. The revenue earned is not shown, though in most instances it must have increased.
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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1898, p. 335
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