Welcome to the Swanson Heritage website – Under Construction
On the map below, you can explore the heritage of Swanson, both old and more recent. It includes buildings, foundations, locations, natural features and people.
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Built in 1914 for Arney Robertson and family (H A Robertson later developed Redwood Park). In 1937 Milan Babic Yozin put a deposit on this property, as well as leasing the adjoining railway land. The house is still owned by the Yozin family and one of Milan’s daughters lives here. Milan was very active in the Swanson community and always Read more...
In 1926, 16 year old Milan Babic Yozin came to New Zealand from the coastal village of Padgora in Dalmatia, a poverty-stricken area. An uncle with an orchard at Oratia paid his passage over; Milan worked for two years to repay him. After this he went to work on a dairy farm in the Waikato, preferring to find work with Read more...
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