Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Easton monument

Easton monument

Frederick Spencer Easton took a share in the Moutoa flax estate in 1902, and it helped make him one of Manawatū’s wealthiest businessmen. The son of a butcher and Foxton benefactor, Augustus Easton, Frederick was known as the ‘Moutoa millionaire’. His family’s grand monument is a focal point in Foxton cemetery.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Foxton and the coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015