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Locality 11 km north-west of Whanganui, with livestock farming and lifestyle blocks. Its first settlers came from New Brunswick in Canada in 1853, and the politician John Bryce farmed there for 50 years. The killing of settler and provincial councillor James Hewett by Māori in 1865 prompted the building of four redoubts.
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Named after province in Canada where first settlers the Campbells came from. The Campbell family arrived in New Zealand in February 1853 and took up 225 acres which they called 'Brunswick farm'.

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