Kōrero: Waikato places

Tokoroa takes shape

Tokoroa takes shape

From 1947 Tokoroa grew to accommodate workers for the Kinleith mill, 8 kilometres south of the town. By 1953, when this photograph was taken, streets had been laid out and the settlement was expanding. The company that constructed the mill, New Zealand Forest Products, was also responsible for building many of the houses. Managing Director David Henry took a close interest in Tokoroa’s development and named many of the streets after places in Scotland, where he was born.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
Reference: WA-32211

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Tokoroa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27357/tokoroa-takes-shape (accessed 17 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015