The film “Green Circle”

9 November 2013

You can view at the Morrin Museum a film made for and shown only at the museum called

The Green Circle

The is a film about the history of dairy farming in the Morrinsville district.
It uses both historical film footage and contemporary footage in High Definition.
It is shown on demand to visitors to the museum so allow and extra 25 minutes to view it.
If you do not have the time come back for another visit to see it, as it is well worth seeing.
We have had favourable feedback and comments about it.

Morrinsville: A Town named after Thomas Morrin

17 January 2010

The Ngati Werewere people of the Ngati Haua Iwi were resident in Piako when the first trader, John Johnson, came to the district in 1852. Contractors such as Harp and settlers such as Turnbull, Walker, Murray, Horrell and McDonald followed in the 1870s. Thomas Morrin purchased the Kuranui No 1 Block in 1873/4 and founded the Lockerbie Estate.

He built the blacksmith’s shop, manager’s house and a bulk store and donated land for a school. Two years before the railway arrived in October1884, Morrin laid out a town that was to become Morrinsville. The arrival of the railway line saw the first population boost for the town.

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