|District||South Taranaki District|
Normanby is a small village in South Taranaki, New Zealand. It is approximately 6 km inland from Hawera along State Highway 3. Eltham is 13 km further north. It is also situated on the Marton - New Plymouth Line railway, which has been freight-only through Normanby since the cessation of passenger railcar services between Wellington and New Plymouth on 30 July 1977.
The population of Normanby and its surrounding hinterland was 849 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 24 from 2001.
The town was founded at the site of the Waihi redoubt, which was established as a field headquarters in September 1866 by colonial military forces fighting Hauhau Māori in the Second Taranaki War
Located near Normanby is Ketemarae Pa, a local historic centre for Maori settlement. It is an entry point for the Whakaahurangi track to Kairoa Pa, near Lepperton. This track linked northern and southern Taranaki before British settlement.
- Peter Dowling (editor) (2004), Reed New Zealand Atlas, Reed Books, pp. map 34, ISBN 0-7900-0952-8
- Roger Smith, GeographX (2005), The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand, Robbie Burton, pp. map 97, ISBN 1-877333-20-4
- Geoffrey B. Churchman and Tony Hurst, The Railways of New Zealand: A Journey Through History (Auckland: HarperCollins, 1991), 133.
- Quickstats about Normanby
- South Taranaki District Council website
- The New Zealand Wars, Vol 2 by James Cowan, 1922, chapter 15.
- Rumbletum.org:Ketemarae Pa
- Te Ao Hou: Recent Books on the Maori, June 1959
- Te Kete Ipurangi – Normanby School, Ministry of Education
- Fryer, Arthur (2001), Normanby and its school 1876 – 2001, Normanby School Centennial Committee, ISBN 0-473-07470-2