Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region

Trondhjem sawmill

Trondhjem sawmill

The Scandinavian partnership of Richter and Nannestad built this large sawmill on the Whanganui railway line in 1878, at what is now Bunnythorpe. The workers’ settlement was named Trondhjem (Trondheim), the capital of Norway during the Viking era and birthplace of one of the partners.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua region - Rapid change: 1870–1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Apr 2015