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Honourable Doctor Thomas Renwick, early setler and farmer. Doctor Renwick came to New Zealand in 1842 as a ship's Doctor aboard the "Thomas Harrison." He was active in early Nelson, and in 1848 the 'Dumgree' estate in the Lower Awatere Valley was taken up on his behalf by George McRae. In 1855 Doctor Renwick took up the ' Delta' run, set aside some land and founded the township of Renwick. ( Formerly Renwicktown). The late Doctor Thomas Renwick died in 1879. Information from Brayshaw Index cards in Vertical Files. Label for Pioneer Portraits exhibition 2011: Dr. Thomas Renwick In 1856, Dr. Renwick had an ambitious scheme to establish a self sufficient community on 233 acres in the centre of his Delta run, and in 1856 the necessary subdivision was made to allow the establishment of such a community. Renwick: the story of a pioneer family by Elisabeth Airey, 1979. p.32
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