Waddington, Canterbury, New Zealand


Notes: Waddington was named by and for William Waddington, who purchased part of the Homebush run previously held by John Deans and laid out the township in 1873.[1][2]
Waddington has a close association with its neighbouring village Sheffield, which is 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) further north-west along State Highway 73.[3] The two villages share a community committee.[4]
The two villages have a combined population of 444 according to the 2001 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings and are located between Darfield and Springfield on State Highway 73 and the Midland Line railway. The towns were settled in the 19th century by farmers attracted to the area for sheep grazing.
Waddington is situated at the intersection of three major roads (two of them popular tourist roads) servicing the inland regions of Canterbury, including the Inland Scenic Route and the Great Alpine Highway / State Highway 73.


Location : Latitude: -43.3986926, Longitude: 172.0332654


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Palmer, Archibald Charles  11 Nov 1884Waddington, Canterbury, New Zealand I11862


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Armstrong / Cameron  21 Dec 1884Waddington, Canterbury, New Zealand F16118