The grid plan was meant to impose instant order on the landscape, but sometimes the landscape resisted being ordered. Bell Hill in Dunedin was a steep obstacle for traffic along Princes St, so the hill was lowered to enable easier passage. Here workers using picks and shovels excavate the hill.
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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
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