Story: Place names
At a celebratory dinner in Dunedin in 1856 in honour of the visit of Governor Thomas Gore Browne the guest of honour proposed naming the town at the Bluff after the Otago provincial superintendent, William Cargill. With the prefix ‘Inver’ – Scots for mouth of a river – Invercargill came into the world. Its previous name was Inverkelly, named for an early resident.
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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Otago Witness, 19 January 1856, p. 3
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