ExploreTūhuratia Cambridge

Discover natural and built places of significance to tangata whenua (indigenous people) and early European settlers.

Tūhuratia ētehi wāhi māori me ētehi nā te tangata i hanga e whai hiranga ana ki te tangata whenua me ngā kainoho Pākehā tōmua.

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Overview

Tirohanga whānui

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Horotiu Pā, a huge Māori settlement, once occupied the whole Cambridge central business district. The European township was established in 1864, following the conflicts in the Waikato region during the New Zealand Land Wars. Initially ‘Camp Cambridge’, a soldier settlement, Cambridge became a busy market town and a centre of activity for the Native Land Court. Journey with us through the town, to Lake Te Koo Utu, historic European buildings, the Waikato River, and the site of the Anchor dairy factory.

Tērā te wā i kapi te pokapū o Kēmureti i tētehi pā nui nō te Māori, ko Horotiu te ingoa. I whakatūria te tāone o Kēmureti i te tau 1864 i muri mai i ngā riri i te rohe o Waikato i te wā o ngā pakanga whenua o Aotearoa. I te tīmatanga, he kāinga nō te hōia a 'Camp Cambridge'. I muri mai ka tupu te tāone tauhokohoko toritori me ngā te pūtahitanga o ngā mahi a te Kōti Whenua Māori. Hoake tātou ki te tirotiro i te tāone, i te roto o Te Koo Utu, i ngā whare tawhito Pākehā, i te awa o Waikato me te wāhi e tū nei te wheketere mahi miraka o Anchor.

Whitaker St Carpark – Overview StopTe Tūnga Waka o Te Tiriti o Whitaker – Te Wāhi Tirohanga Whānui

Orientate yourself to this area and learn why it is significant.

Whakamōhio i a koe ki te takiwā nei, me te ako, he aha i hirahira ai.

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Lake Te Koo UtuTe Roto o Te Koo Utu

Experience the tranquil Lake Te Koo Utu, whose waters and shores once supported communities of hapū (Māori subtribes) and visiting guests.

Kia rongo koe i te āio o te roto o Te Koo Utu. Nā ōna wai me ōna takatika ngā hapū me ngā manuwhiri i ora ai.

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St Andrew’s Anglican ChurchTe Whare Karakia Mihingare o Hato Ānaru

Admire the historic St Andrew’s Anglican Church, then learn how the European township of Cambridge was established following the British Crown’s 1863-4 invasion of the Waikato.

Haere ki Te Whare Karakia Mīhana o Hato Ānaru i hangaia ai e te Pākehā i te tau 1881. Whakarongo ki ngā kōrero mō te hiranga o te whakapono Pai Mārire ki ngā Māori o tēnei takiwā.

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Native Land CourtTe Kōti Whenua Māori

Visit the site of the Native Land Court, which brought much activity to Cambridge from 1866, dealing with serious issues around Māori land ownership in the aftermath of the war.

Haere ki te wāhi i tū ai Te Kōti Whenua Māori, nāna i nui ai te mahi i Kēmureti mai i te tau 1866. Ko tāna mahi he whakatau i ngā take nui e pā ana ki te rangatiratanga Māori o te whenua i muri i te pakanga.

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RiverbankTe Takatika o Te Awa

Walk across Victoria Bridge (1907) and learn about its remarkable history. Enjoy views of the Waikato River, part of an important Māori trade route before the war.

Whakawhiti i te Arawhata o Wikitōria (1907) me te ako i ōna tāhuhu kōrero. Tirohia te takoto o te awa o Waikato, tētehi wāhanga nui nō te tauhokohoko Māori i mua i te pakanga.

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Horotiu PāHorotiu Pā

Overlook the site of Horotiu Pā, a huge Māori settlement in ancient times, and learn about the importance of Pai Mārire spirituality in this region.

Tirohia te wāhi i tū ai te pā o Horotiu, tētehi kāinga nui nō te Māori i ngā rā o mua.

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Anchor Dairy Factory, PukekuraTe Wheketere Mahi Miraka o Anchor i Pukekura

View the place where the Anchor dairy factory was established in 1886, and learn about the exceptional agricultural conditions in this area.

Tirohia te wāhi i whakatūria ai te wheketere mahi miraka o Anchor i te tau 1886 me te ako i ngā kōrero mō ngā āhuatanga ahuwhenua i tēnei takiwā.

St Andrew’s Anglican Church

Te Wāhi Whakamānu Waka

This Anglican church is one of eight historic churches in Cambridge. It was opened in 1881 and has many striking exterior and interior features.

The first Anglican church was built in 1873 and still stands on this site. As the community grew, a larger church was required.

The 1881 church was built in Gothic Revival style, from kauri. Its organ dates from the 1890s. Over the years, the community has added many beautiful memorial features – including stained glass windows for the South African War and World War One, and illustrated hatchments for the New Zealand Land Wars.

One of the World War One memorial windows installed in 1923 represents the liberation of Le Quesnoy, France (the New Zealand troops’ final engagement). Today Cambridge and Le Quesnoy are sister cities.

I whakamānu ngā tūpuna i ngā waka tauhokohoko i te wāhi e tata ana ki te arawhata e tomo ai koe ki Kēmureti. Kei runga iti atu i te awa tētehi hīrere kāore i taea te hipa. I kōwhiritia ai tēnei wāhi he tata nō te whenua ki te wai.

I mua i te urutomo a te Karauna ki te rohe o Waikato i te tau 1863 me te tau 1864 he wāhanga tēnei rohe nō te ara tauhokohoko o te Māori e hari ana i ngā harakeke, ngā parāoa me ētehi atu hua ki ngā mākete o Tāmaki-makau-rau. He tārere i konei i hari i ngā hua i te kāinga ahuwhenua o Whareturere ki tērā taha o te awa. I muri mai i te urutomo, i whakakorengia te ara tauhokohoko e te Raupatu, arā 1.2 miriona eka ngā whenua Māori i raupatungia e te Karauna Pākehā.

E whakamānutia tonutia ana ngā waka i konei i tēnei rā hei haere ki ngā wāpu karekau he pāwai.

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Raupatu – Land Confiscations

Raupatu

After the British Crown invaded the Waikato, in 1863-4, Māori who had defended their homes were branded ‘rebels’ against the Crown. 1.2 million acres of their land was confiscated.

I muri mai i te urutomo a te Karauna ki te rohe o Waikato i te tau 1863 me te tau 1864 i karangahia ngā Māori i wawao i ō rātou kāinga he 'kaiwhakatuma' ki te Karauna. I raupatungia tētehi 1.2 miriona o ō rātou whenua.

Travel Information

He mōhiohio ā-kaihora

For best experience of the mobile tour, pack some earphones so you can easily hear the video stories while out and about.

Kia riro pai i ngā hua o te haerenga nei mā runga waea, kawea mai ētehi purutaringa kia rangona pai ai ngā kiriata whakamārama.

Getting There

Te haere atu

Cambridge is a 30 minute drive from either Hamilton or Te Awamutu.

E toru tekau meneti te roa o te taraiwa ki Kēmureti i Kirikiriroa me Te Awamutu.

Central Cambridge

Te puku o Kēmureti

A charming historic town, Cambridge has beautiful tree-lined streets and a range of boutiques. While you are here why not learn more about the area by visiting the Cambridge i-SITE or Cambridge Museum (both on Victoria St)?

Click here to read more about Cambridge activities and events.

He tāone ātaahua a Kēmureti e tupuria nei ōna tiriti e te rākau, e tūria nei hoki e ngā momo toa. I a koe i konei, ākona ētehi atu kōrero mō te rohe nei mā te haere ki te whare o i-Site Kēmureti mā te haere rānei ki te Whare Taonga o Kēmureti (e rua, e rua kei te tiriti o Victoria)?

Anei ētehi atu kōrero mō ngā kaupapa me ngā pāpono i Kēmureti.

Amenities

Ngā ratonga

Choose from a range of local cafes and restaurants. Or pack a picnic – there are lovely picnic areas at Lake Te Koo Utu and Victoria Square (both have public toilets). There are three petrol stations on Victoria Street.

He nui ngā whare kawhe me ngā wharekai hei kōwhiri māu. Pōkaia rānei tētehi pikiniki, arā ētehi wāhi pikiniki ātaahua kei te roto o Te Koo Utu, kei te pokapū hoki o Victoria (he whareiti tūmatanui kei ngā wāhi e rua). E toru ngā whare penehīni i te tiriti o Victoria. 

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Kia kite pai i ngā hua, tēnā, tahurita te taonga hiko.

Glossary
  • Kīngitanga

    Māori King movement

  • Rangatira

    Chief

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Kia kite pai i ngā hua, tēnā, tahurita te taonga hiko.

Glossary
  • Te Tauwhanga a Reipae

    Whanga-a-Rei

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Glossary
  • Pa

    Māori settlement

  • Rangatira

    Chief

  • Rohe

    Territory

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Kia kite pai i ngā hua, tēnā, tahurita te taonga hiko.

Glossary
  • Aotearoa

    New Zealand

  • Hoe, hoe

    Paddle, paddle

  • Kōkiri

    Forward

  • Mākutu

    An act of inflicting harm through spiritual powers

  • Māra kai

    Gardens

  • Māori settlement

  • Rangatira

    Chief

  • Taua

    War party

  • Whare

    Houses

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Kia kite pai i ngā hua, tēnā, tahurita te taonga hiko.

Glossary
  • Īnanga

    Whitebait

  • Koura

    Freshwater crayfish

  • Matuku

    Australasian bittern

  • Māori settlement

  • Pahū

    Drums

  • Pūrekireki

    Sedge stump

  • Tainui waka

    A double-hulled voyaging canoe

  • Taonga

    Treasure

  • Te Kawau Mārō

    Swoop of the Cormorant

  • Tohunga

    Māori priest

  • Tuna

    Eels

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Kia kite pai i ngā hua, tēnā, tahurita te taonga hiko.

Glossary
  • Hapū

    Subtribes

  • Kīngitanga

    Māori King movement

  • Pākehā

    European