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OTAGO TRAGEDY RECALLED.

MEMORIAL TO BE ERECTED.

In Central Otago during the great snowstorm of 1863, a party of about a dozen miners perished in the snowfields of the Old Man Range, between Roxburgh and Alexandra. The spot where the majority of them were buried is not on the main road, and is known as Gorge Creek. Some time ago it wss decided to perpetuate the memory of the pioneer miners by erecting a stone cairn inscribed with a brief description of the tragedy. Plans for this monument have been drawn up by the Public Works Department, and the construction of the cairn will be begun shortly. It will consist of a pillar of New Zealand stone inset with a tablet of marble.

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OTAGO TRAGEDY RECALLED., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19790, 10 November 1927

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OTAGO TRAGEDY RECALLED. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19790, 10 November 1927

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