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Colonists leaving for Otago, 1847

Colonists leaving for Otago, 1847

Most of the original settlers of Otago in 1848 had sailed on the Philip Laing from Greenock on the River Clyde in Scotland. The long journey began with a trip overland or by local ferry, as in this painting, where pioneers are boarding a small vessel on Loch Goil to travel down to Greenock.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - The Otago settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015