(From a travelling correspondent).
This small but flourishing town is noted as being the first landing-place of Captain Cook, to whose memory a splendid memorial has been ex-ected. The streets are well laid out and very wide, and a large sum of money "is at present being expended on perfecting the water system. The town is the centre of a large and prosperous agricultural district, and a large business is also done in the area, and give employment to a good The freezing works cover a large timber trade, number of men. The railway extends to a small township named Te Karaka, about twenty miles from Gisborne, but the line is being rapidly pushed on towards Rotorua. This line will pass through some splendid bush country, and will prove a boon to the back block settlers. A large sum of money is shortly to be expended on improving the harbour and extending the breakwater. At present all large ships have to anchor out, and aassengers and goods are landed with tugs. With a good harbour this town would become an important port.
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GISBORNE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907
GISBORNE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907
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