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Oamaru and The Penguins

December 22nd 2008
Oamaru and the Penguins Tuesday 16th December 2008 Oamaru, on the south east coast of the South Island, between Dunedin and Christchurch, is a most surprising town. It was once, in the mid 19th century, the largest and richest town in New Zealand, until, in 1868, a huge storm destroyed three cargo ships in one night and the town’s fortunes went down with the vessels. What was left behind, ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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