Monday, February 18, 2008

Kulim Town :- The History of Kulim Avenue in New Zealand

Kulim in New Zealand? Why was this avenue in New Zealand named after a small town in Kedah?
Strange!! Read excerpt of the article here! Actually its on page 13 .

Kulim Park was established in 1950 when Bureta farm was subdivided for residential housing. The owners of the farm, W.I.Rushton and the brothers George and John Sickling, gifted about one hectare at the northwest corner of the farm “for children’s recreation”. The donors named the park after Kulim Avenue, which led to the park from the east. The name Kulim has its origins in Malaya. It was chosen in 1941 by Allan Benham, then Tauranga County Council engineer, when he subdivided his land along the Otumoetai harbour front between the Waikareao railway bridge and Bureta. He called the road through his subdivision after the town where his son Jack and daughter-in-law Nancy were living – Kulim, in Malaya.

Read Article Here!!


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