30 Aug 2012

Your Place - Upper Moutere

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:22 pm on 30 August 2012

Most of the initial 140 immigrants were Lutheran Protestants, but within a few short years more than a quarter of them had left the district. It was, in fact, a settlement built around a pub. A Mr. Cordt Bennseman built an inn between Richmond and Motueka, and the town grew around it. Present day Upper Moutere is not a great deal larger than it was 160 years ago