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Roaring Meg

I've always liked the name for this little river (on right of picture) that flows into the Kawarau. A sign from where this picture was taken offers a couple of explanations. One of them is that the river was named after Maggie Brennan,"a turbulent and voluble red-haired barmaid from the nearby Kirtleburn Hotel." These days Roaring Meg powers a small hydro electric station upstream.
CYCLE TOUR - THE OLD DUNSTAN ROAD

April 7th 2010
"For these were the men who led the way To the quiet valleys we know The hero band of this rugged land The diggers of long ago.” A roadside tribute to the gold diggers of the 1860s, many of whom found their way to the Otago goldfields via what is now known as The Old Dunstan Rd from Dunedin.The route is 170 kilometres long, some of it sealed, but the majority gravel or 4WD ... 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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