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Wairarapa town names

In Wairarapa new towns were named for local settlers or colonial notables, and in some cases named by them.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Local naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/19346/wairarapa-town-names (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008