Otago Harbour

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Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland.wikipedia
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Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland.
The urban area of Dunedin lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour, and the harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano.

Otago Peninsula

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Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland.
Volcanic in origin, it forms one wall of the eroded valley that now forms Otago Harbour.

Portobello, New Zealand

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Two islands form a line between Port Chalmers and Portobello half way along the harbour—Goat Island and Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua.
Portobello is a village beside the Otago Harbour halfway along the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin City, New Zealand.

Water of Leith (New Zealand)

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The Water of Leith flows into the harbour at its southern end, which along with numerous streams lower the salinity of the harbour water.
It rises to the north of the city of Dunedin, flowing for 14 km southeast through the northern part of the city and the campus of the University of Otago before reaching the Otago Harbour.

Taiaroa Head

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Taiaroa Head, at the tip of the Otago Peninsula, is home to the northern royal albatrosses only "mainland" colony in the world.
Taiaroa Head is a headland at the end of the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand, overlooking the mouth of the Otago Harbour.

Dunedin Volcano

Dunedin Volcanic Group
The harbour was formed from the drowned remnants of the giant Dunedin Volcano, centred close to what is now Port Chalmers.
The Dunedin Volcano has been highly eroded over the last 10 million years and Otago Harbour now fills the oldest parts of the volcano.

Quarantine Island / Kamau Taurua

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Two islands form a line between Port Chalmers and Portobello half way along the harbour—Goat Island and Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. Southern right whales historically frequented inside the entrance of the harbor possibly up to Quarantine and Goat Islands, They used the shallow, calm water for nursing calves before commercial whaling wiped them out.
Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua is the largest island in Otago Harbour, close to the city of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Goat Island / Rakiriri

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Two islands form a line between Port Chalmers and Portobello half way along the harbour—Goat Island and Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. Southern right whales historically frequented inside the entrance of the harbor possibly up to Quarantine and Goat Islands, They used the shallow, calm water for nursing calves before commercial whaling wiped them out.
Goat Island/Rakiriri is an island in Otago Harbour in Otago, in the southern South Island of New Zealand.

Southern right whale

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Southern right whales historically frequented inside the entrance of the harbor possibly up to Quarantine and Goat Islands, They used the shallow, calm water for nursing calves before commercial whaling wiped them out.
Many locations throughout the Southern Hemisphere were named after current or former presences of southern rights, including Walvis Bay, Punta Ballena, Right Whale Bay, Otago Harbour, Whangarei Harbour, Foveaux Strait, South Taranaki Bight, Moutohora Island and Wineglass Bay.

Hector's dolphin

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Bottlenose dolphins and critically endangered, endemic Hector's dolphins also frequent the water.
The largest populations live on the east and west coasts of the South Island, most notably on Banks Peninsula and Te Waewae Bay while smaller local groups are scattered along entire South Island coasts such as at Cook Strait, Kaikoura, West Coast, Catlins (e.g. Porpoise Bay, Curio Bay), and Otago coasts (e.g.Karitane, Oamaru, Moeraki, Otago Harbour, Blueskin Bay).

Weller brothers

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From its origins as a secret sealers' haven Otago Harbour developed into a busy international whaling port after the Weller brothers established their whaling station at Te Umu Kuri, Wellers Rock, at what is now called Otakou in November 1831.
The Weller brothers, Englishmen of Sydney, Australia, and Otago, New Zealand, were the founders of a whaling station on Otago Harbour and New Zealand's most substantial merchant traders in the 1830s.

Otakou

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From its origins as a secret sealers' haven Otago Harbour developed into a busy international whaling port after the Weller brothers established their whaling station at Te Umu Kuri, Wellers Rock, at what is now called Otakou in November 1831.
It is located 25 kilometres from the city centre at the eastern end of Otago Peninsula, close to the entrance of Otago Harbour.

Ravensbourne, New Zealand

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Much of the channel's larger traffic in the early 21st century is oil transport to Dunedin city and chemicals and fertiliser to and from Ravensbourne's fertiliser works.
It is located on the steep southeastern slopes of Signal Hill above the Otago Harbour.

James Kelly (Australian explorer)

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A much-discussed affray in that conflict occurred after James Kelly of Hobart anchored the Sophia in the harbour in December 1817 with William Tucker on board.
In November 1817, commanding Birch's Sophia, Kelly sailed on a sealing venture to New Zealand and entered Otago Harbour.

Robert Campbell (1769–1846)

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William Tucker (1784–1817) was with a gang employed by Robert Campbell, a Sydney merchant, dropped on islands off the Dunedin coast in November 1809 and with another man, Daniel Wilson, was at Otago Harbour on 3 May 1810 when Robert Mason, master of the Brothers, anchored in the harbour and picked him up.
When the Brothers returned to relieve its men it found only Tucker and Daniel Wilson at Otago Harbour where it anchored on 3 May 1810.

William Tucker (settler)

William Tucker
William Tucker (1784–1817) was with a gang employed by Robert Campbell, a Sydney merchant, dropped on islands off the Dunedin coast in November 1809 and with another man, Daniel Wilson, was at Otago Harbour on 3 May 1810 when Robert Mason, master of the Brothers, anchored in the harbour and picked him up.
When Captain Mason returned to Port Daniel, now called Otago Harbour, on 3 May 1810, he found only Tucker and Daniel Wilson.

George Bass

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George Bass made the Dunedin end of the harbour the north east limit of his proposed fishing monopoly in 1803.
In January 1803 Bass applied to King for a fishing monopoly extending from a line bisecting the lower South Island of New Zealand from Dusky Sound to Otago Harbour – now the site of the city of Dunedin – and including all the lands and seas to the south, notably the Antipodes Islands, probably on the basis of information from his brother-in-law Waterhouse, the discoverer of the Antipodes archipelago.

Broad Bay, New Zealand

Broad Bay
The settlement of Broad Bay is located on the Otago Harbour coast of Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand.

Andersons Bay

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The suburb of Andersons Bay extends south from the Andersons Bay Inlet, an indentation in the southern shore of the Otago Harbour, and across the isthmus joining the Otago Peninsula to the mainland.

Sealers' War

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Another English sealer, the Sydney Cove, Captain Charles McLaren, was anchored in the harbour late in 1810 when Te Wahia's theft of a knife, a red shirt and some other articles sparked what has been called "The Sealers' War"-he 'War of the Shirt'.
Late in 1810, Sydney Cove, an English sealing vessel, was anchored in Otago Harbour while its crew were working at Cape Saunders on the Otago Peninsula.

Port Chalmers

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It is home to Dunedin's two port facilities, Port Chalmers (half way along the harbour) and at Dunedin's wharf (at the harbour's end).
Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast from Dunedin's city centre.

Challis, New Zealand

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Challis is a settlement on the Otago Harbour coast of Otago Peninsula, within the city limits of the New Zealand city of Dunedin.

Otago

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"Otago" is also the old name of the European settlement on the Otago Harbour, established by the Weller Brothers in 1831, which lies close to the modern harbourside community of Otakou.

Aramoana

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Aramoana at the harbour mouth has twice been projected as the site for New Zealand's second aluminium smelter.
The settlement is located on a sand dune spit at the mouth of the Otago Harbour, opposite the end of the Otago Peninsula.

Macandrew Bay

It is situated on the edge of Otago Harbour, and is named for pioneer settler James Macandrew who lived here during his later life.