Story: Whanganui places

Rānana/London sign

Rānana/London sign

In the 19th century, missionary Richard Taylor was asked to provide names for the settlements along the Whanganui River. London was rendered in Māori as Rānana, and remains the commonly used name for the locality in the 2000s.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - River settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015