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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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Oamaru Oamaru

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