Story: Waikato region

Hamilton in 1956

By 1956, when this documentary about Waikato was made, Hamilton was a city and the centre of a wealthy dairy-farming region. Post-war growth was also evident in the nearby dormitory towns of Cambridge and Te Awamutu, and in other farming centres such as Morrinsville and Matamata.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: People of the Waikato. National Film Unit, 1956

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - European settlement and population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015