Years of Growth South Waikato 1950-1980

The final of trilogy

by Elsie Monahan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/06/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781669881506
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781669881490

About the Book

South Waikato in the years 1950 to 1980 saw a period of rapid expansion, based around the increase and improvement of farming, the building of Hydro dams on the Waikato River and the utilisation of pine trees and the building of a large pulp and paper mill at Kinleith. To support this a town ( Tokoroa) grew from a small village to “almost a city”. The local government changes, the building of the infrastructure and the provision of a wide range of amenities are all part of the book. The people who came to the area came from many areas of the world and the developing of a community for all ensued. An amazing range of national and international achievers particularly in sports are also highlighted.

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