Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Balclutha in the Video tab.
Balclutha began life as ‘The Ferry’, the site of a ferry crossing on the mighty Clutha River from 1852. Gold brought new settlers, and a bridge was built, but was lost – along with four others further upstream – in a flood in 1878. The current bridge opened in 1935, prompting four days of celebration by delighted locals.
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/