Street Stories: Prime Ministers
Waterhouse Street

G.M. Waterhouse was only a short term Prime Minister of New Zealand (October 1872 until March 1873) but he had a strong Wairarapa connection, at one time owning both Huangarua and Castlepoint Stations. He came to New Zealand from South Australia where he had also had a successful political career. He is the only man to have been Prime Minister of two different British colonies – New Zealand and South Australia.

Pic: G.M. Waterhouse - premier of two colonies.