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Wet Weather Walkers on Arthur's Pass

September 23rd 2008
Day 543 (22.09.08) We were glad to wake to finer weather this morning and used it to wander down Gibson's Wharf in Hokitika where the old ships used to dock when this was a big trading town. On the end of the wharf we watched a group of local whitebaiters making the days catch as the tide turned and then we stopped briefly at the shipwreck memorial. We left town and began to make our way to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Arthur's Pass National Park

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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