The Wairarapa region is rich in history.
It is one of the longest-settled regions of New Zealand, and the
has the remnants
of once extensive garden plots. European settlers established the
first New Zealand sheep station on the plains south of Martinborough,
and the townships of Greytown and Masterton were the first planned
inland towns in the country.
The Wairarapa Archive staff has researched some of the stories of
our region, and presents them for private study purposes, such as
school projects, family and local history research. Any published
reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. Please contact the
Wairarapa Archive to ascertain the copyright status of individual
images. It is the responsibility of the user of any image to obtain
clearance from the copyright holder.