Our History


the first families

The first families were Mr. George Hampton, Mr. James R. Smith, Mr. Daniel Barry. When they moved to Tucapau, the houses were not completed and they laid planks down on the floor and lived that way until the houses were completed. The first beam (cloth roll) in the mill was drawn by Miss Minnie Barry. The cloth was bought by Mr. James R. Snoddy who had a shirt made. This shirt is still in his possession. The store was a small store in those days, its first manager being Mr. Robert Roundtree. The next, Mr. Alfred Moore. The third, Mr. Walter Query. The fourth Mr. Harvey Anderson.

Barkers Station 1950-1960

1924 Tucapau Map

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