The shallow waters at the head of Otago Harbour meant Port Chalmers – nearer the harbour entrance – became Dunedin’s deep-water port. The two settlements were connected by a road and then a railway. This is Port Chalmers around the 1860s. The line of two-storey buildings is on George Street, which remains the town’s commercial strip.
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