Kōrero: Place names

Palmerston to Ranfurly and beyond

Palmerston to Ranfurly and beyond

The place names on State Highway 85 in Otago are a journey in time. Palmerston is named after Lord Palmerston (1784–1865), the British foreign minister and prime minister of the 1830s to 1860s. Ranfurly is after Lord Ranfurly, governor of New Zealand from 1897 to 1904. The towns were named in 1862 and 1898 respectively.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Peter McIntosh

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - The imperial connection', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19344/palmerston-to-ranfurly-and-beyond (accessed 13 December 2019)

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