Beerescourt

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Beerescourt
BeerescourtHamilton.jpg
Beerescourt, Hamilton from the Waikato River.
Basic information
Local authority Hamilton, New Zealand
Electoral ward Hamilton West
Date established 1949
Population 3108 (2006 Census)
Facilities
Surrounds
North Te Rapa
Northeast Queenwood
East Fairfield
Southeast Claudelands
South Whitiora
West Nawton

Beerescourt is a suburb in western Hamilton, New Zealand. It is named after Capt. G. B. Beere, who was granted land in the military settlement at the conclusion of the New Zealand Land Wars. He set up a fort and the area became known as Beere's Fort. The name was eventually changed to Beerescourt.[1]

The suburb became a part of Hamilton in 1949 with the 5th boundary extension.The suburb is centred on a low hill,the location of the original fort and lies between State Highway 1 and the Waikato river giving ready access to the CBD and the riverside walkway.The hill and the riverside area give good elevated views.There is a small local shopping centre as well as quick access to shops along Te Rapa Straight.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton Street Name Index, Hamilton Public Library


Coordinates: 37°45′55″S 175°15′36″E / 37.7653°S 175.26°E / -37.7653; 175.26