Discovery Drive in Flagstaff, Hamilton
|Local authority||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Electoral ward||Hamilton East|
|Population||3768 (2006 Census)|
Flagstaff is a suburb in north-east Hamilton, New Zealand. It was originally called Dulverton on council plans, but it was officially named Flagstaff in 1986 when it was declared as a suburb. The area was heavily developed in the 1990s. The name Flagstaff comes from the flagstaff that was located on the hillock at the western end of Sylvester Road in the 1870s. A flag was raised by the local farmer when a steamer passed to alert the port authorities in the settlement 7 km further south. Flagstaff is connected to Pukete by a 5 m wide pedestrian bridge that connects with a series of walkways on both banks of the Waikato River. The suburb is served by a shopping centre with parks for 50 cars. It has 18 shops and a gym.
- Flagstaff Information Kit, Hamilton Public Library
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