Story: Southland places

Whale sculpture (1st of 3)

Whale sculpture

Riverton/Aparima, ‘the oldest town in the South Island’, traces its origins to a whaling station that thrived for at least a decade from the late 1830s.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Riverton / Aparima', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015