8 Nov 2012

Your Place - Clevedon

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 8 November 2012

The village was first established in the late 1850s. The earliest European settlers were the McNicol and Hoye families who bought land on the east and west sides of the Wairoa River in 1853. Many of the mostly Scottish immigrants weren't farmers but tradespeople, and after being allocated 10 acre blocks by the government, often in isolated areas, not all of them lasted on the land. But some did.