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A History of Rural Inheritance

In March 2017, historian Dr Jane McCabe embarked on a three-year, cross-cultural study of rural inheritance in New Zealand. The project covers the period 1870 to 1970, and focuses on two districts: Hokianga, in the Far North of the North Island, and Taieri, in the southern province of Otago.

For regular updates about the project, please visit the blog page.

About the Researcher

Dr Jane McCabe is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago. The research that launched her academic career began with her own family history and grew to involve many participants from all over New Zealand. She thus brings to this exciting new study of rural history a community-centred, collaborative approach, and a wealth of experience working with families.

For information about Jane’s previous research:

Go to Jane’s staff profile page.

Go to ‘Kalimpong Kids’ website.

Photo credit

The photograph in the banner features the upper Taieri river near Patearoa. It was taken by Stephen Jaquiery and is used with kind permission from the Otago Daily Times.