Timaru District

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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 46,300 (June 2015 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 2015 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> For urban areas, "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Pinney, Robert. "George Rhodes". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Timaru". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Cyclopedia Company Limited (1903). "Timaru Corporation". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 22 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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