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Okahukura | Strand Gardens

Okahukura | Strand Gardens.  Māori cleared much the area between the two headlands to create extensive kūmara gardens (māra). In the early days this street was known as ‘The Beach’ and during easterly gales the sea lapped at the doors of the shops. Trees lining the street had to be protected by cages as they were no match for the cows that wandered freely through the town until 1932. 

Map No. 35.
Ngā Tapuwae ki Te Papa |
Footprints on Te Papa

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