limestone sentinals

Posted by on Apr 12 2009, in limestone country, port waikato, portwaikato

limestone outcrops in port waikato hinterland


  • Anonymous

    Nice photo.
    That paddock with the limestone bluffs is called "Joe's Hundred Acres" and got its name long before I was born in 1952 so unfortunately I do not know who Joe was. My family farmed this property "Flandria" since the late 1800s. We had to sell it to pay death duties of $100,000 after my Dad (Maurits Cornille) passed away, aged 53, in 1975. "Flandria" was subdivided from the farm known as "Kwinta" (after a family farm in Flanders Belgium), my Uncle Wilfried farming the remaining "Kwinta" immediately south of "Flandria". It is my turangawaewae.
    Veronique Cornille

  • Thanks Veronique, I can see why you feel so connected to that place!