Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Hauraki Plains, 2010

Hauraki Plains, 2010

Level paddocks, a drainage canal, cows and lines of trees feature in this view of the plains taken from Pouarua Road, near Ngātea. The Coromandel Range is in the distance. In 1949 Maurice Duggan wrote about this area that he had: ‘stayed and slept cold and alone and afraid under a stiff tarpaulin ... riding on next morning, very early, the dew still on the grass, the cattle still some of them lying on the paddocks, the hills I would have to cross still night-shadowed.’ (Maurice Duggan, ‘Six place names and a girl.’ Landfall 9 (March 1949), p. 8)

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Drainage and dairying on the plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016