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‘‘In the morning the weather was quite changed, a cold S.W. wind blowing, with frequent showers of hail, which made the drive in to Dunedin in Cobb’s coach a very disagreeable one.’’ PHOTO: COBB AND CO. COACH, PALMERSTON, OTAGO, 1876-1885, PALMERSTON, BY WILLIAM HART. PURCHASED 1981 WITH NEW ZEALAND LOTTERY BOARD FUNDS. TE PAPA (O.000997)

In the years immediately following the Otago gold rush…