|Corner Bridge St & Marsden St|
Alicetown, Lower Hutt
16km north of
Wellington New Zealand
Postal Code: 5010
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The city of LOWER HUTTgot its name from the river, which was named after the founding member, director and chairman of the New Zealand Company, Sir William Hutt
Within months of settlement the river flooded, and the settlers decided to move the new colony to Thorndon, in what is now the heart of Wellington, though some settlers remained at the north end of the harbour.
In 1846 there was conflict between settlers and M‚ori, which led to skirmishes (see Hutt Valley Campaign). In 1855 a major earthquake raised part of the lower valley, allowing land to be reclaimed from swamp.
The arrival of the railway from Wellington in 1874 and the subsequent location of the railway's engineering works at Woburn in 1929 led to a rapid expansion of the area's population and economy
In 1941 Lower Hutt became a city
A book that may still be available is:
On Our Way: the first 150 years of the Methodist Church in Lower Hutt
- it is the story of Methodism in the Hutt Valley seen against the background of social change which has continuously affected the past 150 years.
The book starts in pre European times and traces the arrival of various waves of settlers and their attempts to set up churches in their new homes. - 11 authors -
HUTT CITY COUNCIL CEMETERIES