Established in the 1860’s, Otautau is located halfway between Invercargill and Te Anau, approximately 45 minutes West of Invercargill. Known as “The Heart of Western Southland” with a population of approx 880, the main industries for the town are timber, dairy and sheep farming.
Other industries include a joinery factory, furniture showroom and gift shop, supermarket, pharmacy, hairdressers, 2 hotels, mechanical repairs, servicing and sales, electricians, plumbers, builders, 2 farm supply depots, veterinarians, accommodation, 7 day dairy and fast food outlet.
Otautau also offers excellent fishing and hunting facilities with the nearby Aparima River, Longwood Hills and numerous other lakes, rivers and mountain ranges within a short distance.
OpenStreetMapCity/Town : Latitude: -46.14178273759233, Longitude: 167.99468994140625
||Otautau Post Office|
This was taken in 1909 and shows the postmaster, staff and a messenger boy.
||Otautau, Bible Class Picnic |
This is a Bible class picnic taken around 1900.
The Courthouse was built in 1908. It consisted of a court room, magistrate's chambers, clerk's office, and witness room. In the early 1980s, the Justice Department declared the courthouse was surplus property. The local council eventually acquired it and used it for the Otautau Library. Later it was sold to the Otautau Heritage Trust. It is used for meetings, exhibitions, and workshops by the Otautau & District Creative Arts Trust and the Otautau Museum Trust. It remains one of the oldest buildings in Otautau.
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|| Last Name, Given Name(s)
|| Person ID
|| Bryce, James Seddon || 28 Oct 1915||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||I19194 |
|| Cuthbertson, William Alexander || 31 Jul 1903||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||I19361 |
|| Dickson, William Lionel || 24 Dec 1930||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||I694 |
|| Ford, Millicent || 6 Mar 1907||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||I12153 |
|| McLeay, James Finlay (Jim) || 15 Aug 1888||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||I147 |
|| Wyeth, C.M. || || ||I683 |
|| Wyeth, E.F. || || ||I681 |
|| Wyeth, E.M. || || ||I682 |
|| Wyeth, Robert Bruce || 13 May 1924||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||I501 |
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|| Electoral Roll
|| Family ID
||Dickson / Wards || 1949||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||F219 |
||Mathews / Topham || 1911||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||F1290 |
||Wyeth / Thompson || 1935||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||F212 |
||Wyeth / Thompson || 1946||Otautau, Southland, Southland, New Zealand ||F212 ||