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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2 (May 1, 1940.)

Waipu Set Apart

Waipu Set Apart.

Waipu was “set apart and reserved … exclusively” for the Nova Scotians but the area was insufficient for the unexpectedly large number of migrants. In consequence several sister settlements were formed by the later arrivals. These were situated at Little Omaha (now called Leigh), the Mangawai-Hakaru-Kaiwaka district, Whangarei Heads, Kaurihohore, Hikurangi and other places near Whangarei. A very large proportion of the Whangarei county was peopled by the descendants of the Nova Scotia Gaels, and of others of the same race who came directly from Scotland or from the North of Ireland. A few families came from Prince Edward Island. It is not generally known that

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