Naseby, Otago, New Zealand


Notes: The township of Naseby is located among shady trees at the head of the sun-bleached Maniototo Plain. It is the most charming of Otago's gold rush settlements (often referred to as the 'Jewel of the Maniototo'), with a wealth of surviving Victorian architecture, and some remaining buildings constructed from adobe (sun dried mud brick). Gold was discovered in 1863 by the Parker brothers and as many as 5000 diggers once toiled on its gold fields, but this "poorman's field" as it was known made recovering the gold a sometimes thankless task. However, many miners persevered, homes were established and in time, Naseby became the main centre of the Maniototo. Hotels were many, a Court House and County Office were established, banks, a school, churches, a town hall, police station and commercial enterprises such as stables and grocers, all contributed to a thriving community. Largely as a result of political pressure, the establishment of the Central Otago Railway through the centre of the Maniototo Plain saw Naseby lose its importance as Ranfurly became the main service town.

City/Town : Latitude: -45.025339, Longitude: 170.14523


Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Fraher, Johanna Mary (Peggy)  2 Jul 1914Naseby, Otago, New Zealand I2097
2 Fraher, Kathleen Cecelia (Cecily)  26 May 1921Naseby, Otago, New Zealand I2100
3 Fraher, Patricia Therese Madeline  23 May 1925Naseby, Otago, New Zealand I405


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Occupation    Person ID 
1 Fraher, Richard  1919Naseby, Otago, New Zealand I408

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Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Other Roles    Person ID 
1 Fraher, Richard  1920Naseby, Otago, New Zealand I408