Pukekohe – frontier town 1880


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pukekohe historyThe railway station, a goods shed and the Hotel across the road were the original nucleus of Pukekohe.

This view, from Doctor’s Hill, is looking west and shows King Street as yet, un-metalled, running diagonally off to the distance.

The bare land, the fallen logs, the second growth, and the post and rail fences hint at the endless days and years of manual toil that have transformed this wilderness into the prosperous town of today.

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Rex Warwood is a well-known local with a passion for Franklin and its people. He has been spreading the news in our area since 1979 and has held various journalism and Editor positions. Contact Rex at rex.warwood@welovepukekohe.com.

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