Story: Otago region

New Edinburgh map (1st of 2)

The New Edinburgh purchase – later called Otago – is shown in sketch form in this 1844 map. It stretched from the Otago Harbour heads to the south bank of the ‘Matou or Molineux River’ – today known as the Clutha. Cultivable land is shaded pink, and reserves laid out for the Māori sellers are also shown.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - The Otago settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015