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Murderers Rock

Murderers Rock

The 40-kilometre Maungatapu track goes from Pelorus Bridge on State Highway 6, up the Pelorus River, then over the Maungatapu Saddle to the Maitai valley and through to Nelson. Murderers Rock (foreground), a short distance below the Marlborough side of the saddle, marks the place where a criminal gang assaulted, robbed and killed five travellers in June 1866.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Pelorus valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015