New Zealand facts & history in brief
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is a major service town
for the surrounding district,
specialising in cereal crops,
grass seeds, market gardening,
cash cropping, sheep farming,
and a busy port in North Otago
with a population of under 20.000.
Hugh Robinson in 1853 was the first
European to settle in the district.
In 1866, became a borough.
The first shipment of refrigerated
meat to Britain on board the Dunedin
was sent from here in 1882.
The district is also known for the
attractive whitish, Oamaru Stone,
widely used throughout New Zealand.
The name Oamaru means
'the place of Amaru'.
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