Kōrero: Place names

Plan of Newcastle / Ngāruawahia, 1860s

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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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 4301

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Māori and Pākehā names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/19357/plan-of-newcastle-ngaruawahia-1860s (accessed 7 December 2019)

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