Kōrero: City history and people

Hamilton West

Hamilton West

Hamilton was founded in 1864 as a British military base during the New Zealand wars. Its initial purpose was to stop ‘hostile’ Māori travelling on the Waikato River. Redoubts were built on elevated sites on both sides of the river, and settlements developed below them. A punt – shown in this 1866 photo of the west bank – connected the two sides.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A10635

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Types of towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23497/hamilton-west (accessed 13 August 2022)

He kōrero nā David Thorns and Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010