Story: Otago places

Roadside Stories: Ōamaru, whitestone city

The elegant buildings of Ōamaru were constructed from the local limestone, which is creamy in colour and easily carved. The town flourished from the 1880s, when an export trade in frozen meat developed at nearby Tōtara Estate farm.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Ōamaru. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Ōamaru', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35348/roadside-stories-oamaru-whitestone-city (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 29 Jul 2015