Browning Pass leads from the Wilberforce River in Canterbury across the Southern Alps to the Arahura River on the West Coast. In 1865–66 a track was made across the pass so that sheep could be driven from Canterbury to Hokitika, which was the centre of a gold rush. The sheep were then slaughtered to provide fresh meat for the miners.
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