Our People

Joseph Masters

Joseph Masters was a barrel maker from England whose ideas about small farms led to the establishment of Masterton.

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Retimana Te Korou

The Ngati Hamua chief Retimana Te Korou lived at Ngaumutawa village, near the present site of Masterton.

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Russian Jack – the last of the swaggers

Russian Jack was a familiar sight on Wairarapa’s rural roads in the 20th century.

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Tom Long

New Zealand's most notorious killer was the Irishman Tom Long - and he got paid for doing it.

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