Story: Wairarapa region

Famous family

Famous family

This sculpture stands at the entrance to Martinborough’s Palliser Estate winery, one of the region’s largest. Palliser Estate’s managing director and co-founder was Richard Riddiford, a descendant of Daniel Riddiford, who established several sheep and cattle runs in southern Wairarapa in the 1840s and 1850s. These generated considerable wealth and made the family part of New Zealand’s pastoral élite. The Riddifords remain influential in Wairarapa’s business and social life.

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Palliser
Photograph by Shirley Williams

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12102/famous-family (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017