The town founded at the junction of the Waipā and Waikato Rivers in 1863 was named Newcastle, after a British notable, but reverted soon after to Ngāruawāhia, the Māori name of the locality. Name reversion was common in North Island districts with a significant Māori presence.
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Reference: NZ Map 4301
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