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Roads

The first local body in the district was the Cambridge Road Board in 1868, whose immediate duty was to open up road communication with Hamilton. From then until 1890 the foundation of the present system of roads was laid down.

In many cases these roads have been named after the pioneers of the district and a record of those that are known follows. I wonder if people realize the history that is lost when authorities change the names of roads? If you have any further information that can be added to this record please contact the Cambridge Museum. Personally Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989

Roads – A, B, C, D

Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989 ASPEN ROAD John Aspen is the name on the farm, on the first known map of the Fencourt district, to which a road had been surveyed. He supplied…

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Roads – E, F, G

Personally Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989 FENCOURT ROAD (formerly HARBUTTS ROAD) This district was named after ‘Fen Court’, the name Every Maclean gave to his estate. These 7,047 acres were subdivided in 1900. Wilfred Harbutt was…

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Roads – H, I, J, K

Personally Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989   HAMILTON ROAD Interesting to note that on an early survey map this road was marked Bellair’s Road – after the surveyor. In 1868-70 the road was formed…

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Roads – L, M, N, O, P

Personally Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989   LANG ROAD This road was known as Lawrence Access Road as a Mr Lawrence had had a run-off property there. The Langs bought their farm c1930 and Russell and…

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Roads- Q, R, S

Personally Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989   RANSTEAD ROAD William Ranstead and his wife Margaret came to the district in 1903, farming first at Ohaupo then on 600 acres at Matangi. They had five sons…

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Roads – T, U, V

Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989 TAANE ROAD (DAY ROAD) This road was developed from a track to pa Taane that was lost through fire c1924. Until about 1930 the track was used through the…

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Roads – W, X, Y, Z

Researched and written by Eris Parker 1989   WATKINS ROAD Matthew Lewis Watkins arrived in New Zealand 1879 from Monmouthshire and became an early settler of Taranaki before moving to the Waikato. With his wife Mary and family…

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