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  1. a seaport on the E coast of South Island, in S New Zealand.
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Examples from the Web for timaru

Historical Examples of timaru

  • In Canterbury you would be stared at if you called Timaru anything but "Timmeroo."

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • Timaru was reached very late, and the best accommodation at the inn placed at our disposal.

  • Great quantities of frozen mutton, wool and grain are shipped from Timaru, a seaport town in that section.

  • The line gradually converged towards the sea, until we ran along the shore, as we reached Timaru.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water

    Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent

  • St. Mary's, Timaru, was begun in 1880, and its nave completed six years later.

British Dictionary definitions for timaru


  1. a port and resort in S New Zealand, on E South Island. Pop: 43 100 (2004 est)
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