Earnscleugh River

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Earnscleugh or Fraser River
Earnscleugh River is located in New Zealand
Earnscleugh River
Country New Zealand
Physical characteristics
Main source Old Man Range
1,625 m (5,331 ft)
River mouth Clutha River
130 m (427 ft)

The Earnscleugh or Fraser River is a river of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It arises in the Old Man Range and flows north-east to the Fraser Dam, then south-east to the Clutha River about 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Alexandra.[1] The name Earnscleugh is given to the upper reaches of the river. The lower reaches are called the Fraser River, after one of the owners of Earnscleugh Station, William Fraser, who introduced rabbits to the area.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Maps 99, 100. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 451. 

Coordinates: 45°14′27″S 169°12′01″E / 45.24083°S 169.20028°E / -45.24083; 169.20028