Kōrero: Place names

Politicians’ names

Places named for colonial politicians seemed to survive in inverse proportion to their namesake’s political success. Gisborne, an important public servant but not an influential colonial politician, is remembered by a city. But the fate of Vogel and Seddon, both major figures, is to be remembered by obscure suburbs or minor country towns.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Colonial naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/19340/politicians-names (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008