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White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885

Founder Of The New Zealand Company

Mr. Edward Gibbon Wakefield, the masterful and remarkable man who described himself as "principal founder and principal managing director of the New Zealand Company." Wakefield's plan of colonisation was to acquire large tracts of land from the natives, sell it to intending settlers at the enhanced price of £3 an acre, and, with the proceeds, finance the establishment of the various settlement, and specially to bear the cost of sending out a sufficient number of people of the labouring class.

Founder Of The New Zealand Company.