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This month in Morrinsville’s history: August

August 1834 – John Morgan, a missionary from the Bay of Islands, made his way from Puriri accompanied by Maori guides, up the Piako River to Tahuna. Morgan and his guides proceeded through swamp to Taukoro, 2 miles north of where Morrinsville is today. They travelled through the Maungakawa Range pass created by the Topehahae Stream, to meet up with other missionaries at Maungatautari on the 30th.

August 1842 – Samuel & Thomas Morrin ( brother’s) was born in Canada.

August 1855 – Oldest map of Morrinsville district by Dept. Lands and Survey. Recording the survey of 4005 acres called Hangawera.

August 1877 – Thomas Morrin bought the Hangawera block (by now 10,000 acres) from the local Maori people for £1096