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The Mokihinui River flats were heavily timbered, and the land needed to be cleared before it could be settled. Early photographs show Seddonville as a bush settlement surrounded by trees. Blocks of native timber persisted until the early 20th century.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-000837-G
Photographer: William A. Price
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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Seddonville, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated