Ōamaru, whitestone city - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Oamaru.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Oamaru in the Video tab.

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.

Ōamaru Harbour
A sheep’s journey
Ōamaru town and port, early 1900s
Building stone: limestone and marble

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people and history, and their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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