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Basic information
Local authority Greymouth
Population 969 (2006)
Northeast Cobden
East Greymouth centre
South Karoro
West (Tasman Sea)
Blaketown Lagoon
For the Canadian town, see Blaketown, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Blaketown is a suburb to the west of Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand.[1] The Grey River separates Blaketown from Cobden, and the Blaketown Lagoon separates it from the centre of Greymouth.[2][3]

The population was 969 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 9 from 2001.[4]

The town is named after Isaac Blake, an early storekeeper in the district.[5]


Blaketown School is a coeducational full primary (years 1–8) school with a decile rating of 2 and a roll of 74.[6]


  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Blaketown". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 69. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  3. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 156. ISBN 1-877333-20-4. 
  4. ^ Quickstats about Blaketown
  5. ^ George Ogilvy Preshaw, P. O. Preshaw (1888). Banking Under Difficulties. p. 102. 
  6. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi – Blaketown School". Ministry of Education. 

Coordinates: 42°26′56″S 171°11′45″E / 42.44889°S 171.19583°E / -42.44889; 171.19583