Earnscleugh River

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For other uses of this name see Fraser River (disambiguation)
Earnscleugh or Fraser River
Origin Old Man Range
Mouth Clutha River
Basin countries New Zealand
Source elevation 1,625 metres (5,331 ft)
Mouth elevation 130 metres (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]

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  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