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Timaru District

Timaru District is a municipality in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand.

Geography[]

The Timaru District is located on the east coast of the South Island and stretches inland as far as the Main Divide. The district has a population of 44,900 (June 2012 estimate);[1] Timaru is the main centre.

History[]

Timaru has its origins in a sheep station, The Levels, run by George Rhodes.[2][3] In 1868, residents petitioned for the town to be established as a borough, and the Timaru Borough Council was proclaimed in 1868.[4]

References[]

  1. ^ "Subnational population estimates at 30 June 2012". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2012. http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/population/estimates_and_projections/subnational-pop-estimates-tables.aspx. Retrieved 23 October 2012.  Also "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 19 December 2012. http://www.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/SelectVariables.aspx?pxID=2f5a6aa2-7aeb-4792-a34a-d5567eb8082f. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Pinney, Robert. "George Rhodes". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1r6. Retrieved December 2011. 
  3. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Timaru". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc03Cycl-t1-body1-d7-d1-d1.html. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Timaru Corporation". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc03Cycl-t1-body1-d7-d1-d2.html. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 

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