Kōrero: Nelson places

Former post office, Wakefield

Former post office, Wakefield

Originally known as Pitfure, this small town changed its name to Wakefield to commemorate Captain Arthur Wakefield who was killed in the Wairau affray in 1842. Wakefield has some well-preserved historic buildings, such as this former post office, built in 1909, and the oldest surviving church in the South Island – St John’s Anglican church, built in 1846.

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Private collection
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Richmond and the Waimea Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29007/former-post-office-wakefield (accessed 24 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015