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KAITAWA, Pahiatua New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

KAITAWA is a small farming district situated 8km south east of Pahiatua along Kaitawa and Tiraumea Roads

Pahiatua is usually regarded as being in the Wairarapa, but for local government purposes it is in the Tararua District, which encompasses Eketahuna, Pahiatua, Woodville and Dannevirke.

The areas of Pahiatua, Kaitawa and surrounding areas were not initiated by the government, but rather their origins were in land speculation.
Several subdivisions were established by private landholders including W. W. McCardle, H. Manns, A. W. and Henry Sedcole, and W. Wakeman.
It is claimed that the first settlers were John Hall who arrived on 28 February 1882, followed by John Hughes the next day.
These men, plus the brothers of Hughes and their families, comprised Pahiatua's population the first summer.

The first school was opened in Kaitawa about 1890 with Mrs Swan (a widow from Tipperary) and 23 children. The mail arrived every Tuesday, Thursay and Saturdays at 3.45pm from Wellington

The Kaitawa Butter Factory was erected and fitted up in November 1894 under the direction of the manager and engineer Mr. Olson

There are about 19-20 settlers and descendants buried in the Kaitawa Cemetery

BECKETT
- Eva 1894-1903
BURGESS
- Charlotte Helen 1866-1929
- George Thomas 1854-1923
- Martha 1832-1916
- Murray Geddis Harrod 1922-1923
- Thomas George ?-1892
- Thomas Tyvie 1914-1914
DEW
- May 1879-1892
GILLARD
- Arthur Robert 1874-1943
- Sarah Ann 1839-1891
- Susan 1876-1901
MEKALICK
- Anna (nee Haddas/Hadack) 1833-1892
- Johann "John" 1829-1900
SCANLON
- unnkown infant
STRATFORD
- Ernest Albert 1878-1906
WARNER
- Florence Eveline 1880-1904
WHITCOMBE
- Hugh Cecil 1895-1896
- John 1905-1905
WITHERS
- Ethel Eleatha/Elithia 1902-1902

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on 2010-03-01 01:26:50

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