The sand dunes in the foreground of this 1868 view of Foxton suggest why a journalist dubbed the town ‘Sandopolis’ in 1874. At the time it was thriving from the flax industry, and was the principal European settlement in Manawatū.
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Kete Horowhenua, Foxton Historical Society
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