/ ɒˈtɑːɡəʊ /


  1. a council region of New Zealand, formerly a province, founded by Scottish settlers in the south of South Island. The University of Otago (1869) in Dunedin is the oldest university in New Zealand. Chief town: Dunedin. Pop: 195 000 (2004 est)

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"I just can't believe both places have been hit," McLaughlan told New Zealand's Otago Daily Times.

Otago is a large province in the southern part of the South Island, 300 miles from the Strait.

It is said that Tucker had been to Otago some years previously and had stolen a baked head from the Maoris.

He needed his skill when he steered an open boat from the Chathams to Otago across five hundred miles of wind-vexed sea.

Neither in Canterbury nor Otago were the plough and the spade found to be the instruments of speediest advance.

Their territory was better suited than Otago for the first stages of settlement, and for thirty years its progress was remarkable.


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