Kōrero: Place names

Animal names

Animal names

Surveyor John Turnbull Thomson sketched this horse and pig at Highlay hill in Otago in 1857. Thomson was responsible for many of the place names in Otago and Southland, including animal names, such as Sowburn in Central Otago.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: 92/1309
Watercolour by John Turnbull Thomson

Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Colonial naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/19336/animal-names (accessed 30 November 2023)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008