Flagstaff, Hamilton

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Flagstaff is a suburb in north-east Hamilton, New Zealand. It was originally called Dulverton on council plans, but it was officially named Flagstaff in 1986 when it was declared as a suburb. The area was heavily developed in the 1990s.[1] The name "Flagstaff" comes from the flagstaff that was located on the hillock at the western end of Sylvester Road in the 1870s. A flag was raised by the local farmer when a steamer passed to alert the port authorities in the settlement 7 km further south. Flagstaff is connected to Pukete by a 5 m wide pedestrian bridge that connects with a series of walkways on both banks of the Waikato River. The suburb is served by a shopping centre with parks for 50 cars. It has 18 shops and a gym.

Flagstaff
Discovery Drive in Flagstaff, Hamilton
Discovery Drive in Flagstaff, Hamilton
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityHamilton, New Zealand
Electoral wardHamilton East
Established1986
Population
 (2006 Census)
 • Total3,768
Pukete
Flagstaff
Rototuna
Queenwood Chartwell

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  1. ^ Flagstaff Information Kit, Hamilton Public Library

Coordinates: 37°44′19.26″S 175°15′13.44″E / 37.7386833°S 175.2537333°E / -37.7386833; 175.2537333