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From Oteramika
to Gorge Road
and Districts  
 

 
 
 
 
TWhen European settlers started arriving in our area in the 1860’s the land had recently been surveyed as the Oteramika Hundred. So for those first families, their description of where they lived was just that – Oteramika. The Waituna Creek played a significant part in their lives, making it difficult to move around (no bridges in those days, just wide impassable swamps) and it was typical to describe an area at the top of a waterway by the name of that stream. And so the district of Waituna came into being. It was not until the railway was built in the late 1880’s that the other districts of Mokotua, Kapuka and Gorge Road gradually evolved. To the north lay Morton Mains Estate, so called when bought by a Scottish company in 1860, however it wasn’t until the land was broken up in to smaller lots around 1895 that Morton Mains came in to being. And Kapuka South took on its name from the area’s geographical position following its increased settlement later into the 1900’s. And so today we have Gorge Road & Districts, an area to which many families and individuals have given so much. This book doesn’t tell the whole story, but through photos shows the changes that have taken place, in how people lived, the hard work that went in to developing the land, the machinery that came along to make the task easier, the different land uses. And finally a tour of our area as it is today..

Contents
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgements
1. The Early Settlers
2. The Growth of the Districts
3. A Time of Consolidation
4. The Cycle Turns
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

Soft cover   l   280x210mm   l   272 pages 
Lavishly illustrated in colour and black & white 

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Copies are available directly from the publisher,

Published by the Gorge Road School Jubilee Committee
C/- Gay Munro, 359 Lawson Road, Mokotua, Invercargill 9875
Email
rgmunro@netspeed.net.nz



 
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