Ward, New Zealand

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Ward
Ward is located in New Zealand Marlborough
Ward
Ward
Coordinates: 41°49′38″S 174°8′16″E / 41.82722°S 174.13778°E / -41.82722; 174.13778
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Population (2006)
 • Total 903

Ward is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 20 kilometres south of Seddon. Kaikoura is 82 km to the southwest. The Flaxbourne River flows past to the north and into the Pacific Ocean to the south-east of Ward.[1][2]

The population was 903 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 3 from 2001.[3]

History[edit]

Flaxbourne Station was established in the area around 1847.[4] In 1905, most of the station was subdivided, and Ward township was formed.[5] In 1961 the population was 218.[6]

Education[edit]

Ward School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 58.[7] A celebration to mark 100 years of schooling in the area was held in 2006.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. map 67. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. map 147. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Ward
  4. ^ "Sheep Farming - General Management and Breeds". Encyclopedia of New Zealand (1966). 
  5. ^ Marlborough Historical Society (2005). Click - A Captured Moment - Marlborough's Early Heritage. Blenheim: Marlborough Historical Society. p. 102. ISBN 0-473-10475-X. 
  6. ^ "Marlborough Region - Landscape Pattern". Encyclopedia of New Zealand (1966). 
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Ward School". Ministry of Education. 
  8. ^ "Ward School Centenary, Marlborough". Education Gazette New Zealand 85 (5). 10 April 2006. [dead link]

Coordinates: 41°50′S 174°08′E / 41.833°S 174.133°E / -41.833; 174.133