Kōrero: Southland places

Puysegur Point lighthouse

Puysegur Point, in the far south-west of unpopulated Fiordland, is remote even by lighthouse standards. Frequent gale-force winds, heavy rain and sandflies added to the challenges of lighthouse life at the point, as Kevin Pennel, the last keeper, recounts in this audio clip.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (From the Back Country/Reference number 97/120/BC90/18).

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-2440-1/2; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Southland places - Fiordland’s coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/20217/puysegur-point-lighthouse (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015