Story: City history and people

Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers

The shallow waters at the head of Otago Harbour meant Port Chalmers – nearer the harbour entrance – became Dunedin’s deep-water port. The two settlements were connected by a road and then a railway. This is Port Chalmers around the 1860s. The line of two-storey buildings is on George Street, which remains the town’s commercial strip.

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Types of towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23496/port-chalmers (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010