Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Main street, Waipawa, about 1927 (1st of 2)

Main street, Waipawa, about 1927

Like other small towns in Hawke’s Bay, Waipawa was founded by a pastoral runholder (owner of a large sheep station) and served the rural community around it. The truck laden with wool bales hints at the importance of sheep farming to the town and district. The clock tower, visible at the end of the street, was unveiled in 1922 and is the town’s war memorial.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Waipawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015