Kōrero: Marlborough places

Roadside Stories: Seddon and Ward, premier towns

The Marlborough towns of Seddon and Ward are named after New Zealand premiers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – and are built on land made available by the Liberal government’s policy of subdividing large estates. ‘King Dick’ Seddon was a popular and charismatic figure, who died in office and was succeeded by businessman Joseph Ward.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Seddon and Ward. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Awatere valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35333/roadside-stories-seddon-and-ward-premier-towns (accessed 28 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015