Story: European exploration

Otago province

In 1866 the Otago Survey Office compiled this map of Otago. The inland area as far west as the lakes was known through J. T. Thomson’s work, supplemented by his assistant surveyors Alex Garvie and James McKerrow. The mapped areas west of the lakes drew on the explorations of James Hector, William Rees, Patrick Caples and W. Arthur. Only the inland areas of Fiordland remained unmapped.

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Otago and Southland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007