Horotiu Pā, a huge Māori settlement, once occupied the whole Cambridge central business district. The European township was established in 1864, following the conflicts in the Waikato region during the New Zealand Land Wars. Initially ‘Camp Cambridge’, a soldier settlement, Cambridge became a busy market town and a centre of activity for the Native Land Court. Journey with us through the town, to Lake Te Koo Utu, historic European buildings, the Waikato River, and the site of the Anchor dairy factory.
Tērā te wā i kapi te pokapū o Kēmureti i tētehi pā nui nō te Māori, ko Horotiu te ingoa. I whakatūria te tāone o Kēmureti i te tau 1864 i muri mai i ngā riri i te rohe o Waikato i te wā o ngā Pakanga Whenua o Aotearoa. I te tīmatanga, he kāinga nō te hōia a 'Camp Cambridge'. I muri mai ka huri a Kēmureti hei tāone tauhokohoko, hei pūtahitanga hoki mō ngā mahi a te Kōti Whenua Māori. Hoake tātou ki te tirotiro i te tāone, i te roto o Te Koo Utu, i ngā whare tawhito Pākehā, i te awa o Waikato me te wāhi e tū nei te wheketere mahi miraka o Anchor.