Story: Country towns

Tairua, 1880s (3rd of 3)

Tairua, 1880s

The piles of timber sitting on the wharf show that Tairua in the Coromandel began life as a port to export kauri logs from the surrounding hills. Once the trees had been felled the township became a farm settlement. More recently it has become a tourism centre.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, L. R. Young Collection
Reference: 1/2-084881; F

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19396/tairua-1880s (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008