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Life in Early Poverty Bay

How Population Has Grown

How Population Has Grown

In 1886 the population of Gishorne was 2210. During the ensuing ten years the town and suburbs were amalgamatel, and the enlarged area showed at the 1896 census a population of 3826. Ten years later it had risen to 5687, and according to the census of 1911 the population of the Borough was 8196, and to-day it would be safe to say it had increased to over 12,877, and with the suburbs to 15,365.