Story: European exploration

Kawarau River

Kawarau River

On his journey north in 1853 with the chief Reko, Nathanael Chalmers used this rock bridge to cross the Kawarau River. The bridge was where the banks narrowed to about 2 metres and could be jumped, although the span has since been widened by floods.

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Otago and Southland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11272/kawarau-river (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007