Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Waimārama station, 1890s (1st of 2)

Waimārama station, 1890s

Frederic Meinertzhagen and Walter Campbell first leased Māori land at Waimārama in 1866 and ran a sheep station there. Unlike most Māori land in Hawke’s Bay, Waimārama remained in Māori ownership until the early 20th century. These are the station houses and some livestock (foreground), with Bare Island (Motu-o-Kura) visible out to sea. The modern-day settlement of Waimārama is located at this spot.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Southern coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015