Kōrero: Northland places

Dargaville, 2003

Dargaville, 2003

The broad sweep of the Wairoa River defines the town of Dargaville and was a reason for the town’s establishment in 1872. Navigable for many miles, the river provided a route into the kauri forests of Northland, and a means of transporting logs to the mills at Dargaville. From there they were sent to the Kaipara Harbour for shipping around New Zealand and across the Tasman Sea to Australia. Now dairy farming is the major industry.

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Dargaville and the Northern Wairoa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7859/dargaville-2003 (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015