New Zealand facts & history in brief
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is a service town and commercial
centre of the surrounding hill-country
sheep and cattle farming area,
with population of about 5000 in
The township became a borough in
The Maori people were wanting their
own king and after their defeat in
the 1860's, they and Te Kooti retreated
there and they lived under the
protection of the Maori king until
the 1880's, when European settlement
began to continue the construction
of the North Island Main Trunk railway.
In 1890 there was a Maori uprising and
some of the European buildings
were burnt down.
In the late 1950's, the 60's and 70's when
I was travelling around here most of
the 'pubs' or bars were segregated,
I couldn't get served in a 'Maori bar'
and they couldn't drink in
the European only bars.
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