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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Small Farmers

Small Farmers.

The class of people, however, to whom New Zealand offers the most inducements is the small farmer class. The Colony seems in every way cut out by nature for a community of small farmers. There are, and always will be, in certain parts large holdings, for the simple reason that the character and situation of some of the land are such that small areas will not support a family in comfort; but the greater portion of the land is eminently fitted for close farming. The fertile soil, abundant water supply, and the fact that no part of New Zealand is beyond easy reach of a harbour on the coast, are all conditions ensuring the success of the small farmer. Before considering the special advantages offered by New Zealand to this class, it will be well to say a little about—