Oamaru: History and Heritage

Author(s): Gavin Mclean

NZ Non Fiction

Built on mid- Victorian gold and grain booms, and the birthplace of the frozen meat industry, Oamaru is an increasingly popular holiday destination for tourists. It offers fine architecture built of the local creamy white limestone, interesting history , local markets, antique shops, and galleries, and natural features to enjoy, including little blue and yellow-eyed penguins within walking distance of the city centre. This book is for armchair travellers as well as visitors to Oamaru. It covers history , what to see and do, and local events. There is detailed information about heritage walks and excursions to nearby attractions including Totara Park and the stone quarry. Lots of colour photographs and map. Contents: 1 A Short History of Oamaru, 2 Lower Thames St/Public Gardens Walk,3 Historic Precinct Walk, 4 Historic Port Walk, 5 Town & Around


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General Fields

  • : 9781877276347
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : January 2002
  • : 240mm X 170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gavin Mclean
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 993.91
  • : Very Good
  • : 64
  • : colour photos