Story: Waikato places



From 1881 Woodlands homestead was headquarters of the Eureka estate, established by the Waikato Land Association (later the New Zealand Land Association). The association was formed by Auckland speculators, including Thomas Russell and Frederick Whitaker, who bought 86,502 waterlogged acres (35,006 hectares) north-east of Hamilton in 1873. The historic homestead is now the centre of a complex including a garden of regional significance, a function centre and café.

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Woodlands Historic Homestead, Garden and Function Centre
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Hamilton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015