Topic: Onga Onga

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History and information about the township of Onga Onga

Onga Onga is enclosed by the Tuki Tuki and Waipawa rivers. In the 1850's the area was divided into four runs - Forest Gate, Fairfield, Mt Vernon and Springhill. A proposed town for this area was called Buckland. The site was on the South Bank of the Waipawa river where the tracks leading from Waipawa met the Hampden (Tikokino) to Takapau track, the road now known as Highway 50.

Quarter acre sections were mapped out but none were taken up.

In October 1861, the village of Buckland was again proposed when a Hawke's Bay newspaper advertised residential sections for sale but there were no takers and the land remained in the hands of the run holders.

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