Story: Place names

Alexandra surveyed

Surveyor J. A. Connell laid out a town at the junction of the Clutha and Manuherikia rivers in March 1863 and named it after Alexandra, the Danish princess whose planned marriage that month to Edward, Prince of Wales aroused keen interest.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 834.5191bje/1863/Acc.9819
Cartography by John Aitken Connell

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - The imperial connection', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008