a port in New Zealand, on SW North Island: centre for a dairy-farming and sheep-rearing district. Pop: 43 600 (2004 est)

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Examples from the Web for wanganui

Historical Examples of wanganui

  • The type is a nearly complete skeleton in the Wanganui Museum.

    Extinct Birds

    Walter Rothschild

  • Three of the Wanganui leaders fell, and their line wavered and broke.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • He did indeed appear with a force upon the coast north of Wanganui.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • Private George Tuffin, one of the garrison—who is still alive, in Wanganui—was up with the others at the first alarm.

  • The Wanganui reached Opotiki, did their duty well, and on the completion of their service were to take ship for home.