The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A provincial district of New Zealand, occupying the SW. corner of North Island; remarkable for its dense forests, which cover nearly three-fourths of its area, and for its beds (2 to 5 ft. deep) of titaniferous iron-sand which extend along its coasts, out of which the finest steel is manufactured; New Plymouth is the capital.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Taranaki'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/taranaki.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.