Story: Southland places

Puysegur Point lighthouse

Puysegur Point, in the far south-west of unpopulated Fiordland, is remote even by lighthouse standards. Frequent gale-force winds, heavy rain and sandflies added to the challenges of lighthouse life at the point, as Kevin Pennel, the last keeper, recounts in this audio clip.

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How to cite this page:

David Grant, 'Southland places - Fiordland’s coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/20217/puysegur-point-lighthouse (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015