Weber County, New Zealand

Weber County was one of the counties of New Zealand in the North Island in the former Seventy Mile Bush.

Weber County
County of New Zealand
1902–1956
History
History 
• Established
1902
• Disestablished
1956
Today part ofTararua District
Weber County 1931 map. Weber was towards the west side of the county

It included the hamlet of Weber. Sheep grazing dominated the area, with some sheep.[1]

Weber County Council was a small county of 95 sq mi (250 km2),[2] formed in 1902 from Weber Road Board and a part of Patangata County Council.[3] It was bounded to the south by Akitio County, to the north-east by the rest of Patangata County and to the north-west by Dannevirke County[4] (or until 1907 by Waipawa County),[5] with which it merged in 1956, as did Akitio (formed 1898) in 1976.[6]

The council was set up by The Weber County Act, 1902.[7] The Council's first meeting was on 20 February 1903.[8] The county office was at Ti-tree Point,[9][10] on Route 52, about 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Weber.[11]

Weber's population slowly declined. It was 593 in 1906,[12] 525 in 1911[13] and 340 in 1951.[14] In 1927 there were only 78 ratepayers.[15] The main business of the county remained roading, but, with its small population, it struggled to find money. For example, in 1922 it owned a steam roller, but not a grader.[16] Electricity came to part of the county about 1939.[17]

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  1. ^ "Report of the Special Committee Appointed to Investigate the Deterioration of Crown Lands in the Whangamohona, Ohura, Waitomo, Otorohanga, Kawhia, Raglan, Kaitieke, Waitotara, Waimarino, and other counties. Appendix to the Journals of The House of Representatives, 1925". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Division of the County. WAIPAWA MAIL". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 31 March 1908. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Weber County Council". archivescentral.org.nz. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Weber County map". natlib.govt.nz/records/37102804. 1 January 1931. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Dannevirke County Council". archivescentral.org.nz. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Akitio County Council". archivescentral.org.nz. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "2 EDW VII 1902 No 23 Weber County" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "DANNEVIRKE. HAWKE'S BAY HERALD". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 24 February 1903. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "DOMINION". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 9 October 1918. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW ZEALAND GAZETTE" (PDF). 22 September 1938.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Ti Tree Point, Manawatu-Wanganui". NZ Topo Map. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  12. ^ "The Census. WOODVILLE EXAMINER". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 25 May 1906. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "THE WRONG AGE. PAHIATUA HERALD". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 3 May 1911. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "CENSUS RETURNS. PRESS". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 9 May 1951. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "COUNTY BOUNDARIES. PAHIATUA HERALD". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 6 April 1927. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "COUNTY AMALGAMATION. PAHIATUA HERALD". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 20 July 1922. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "RETICULATION. PAHIATUA HERALD". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 20 May 1939. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Coordinates: 40°26′24″S 176°23′41″E / 40.43995°S 176.39469°E / -40.43995; 176.39469