Halswell River

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Halswell River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Port Hills
River mouth Lake Ellesmere

The Halswell River is a river in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand. It rises in the Port Hills south of Christchurch and flows south into Lake Ellesmere.[1] Parts of the river originally had the Māori names of Huritini (meaning "many turns"), Te Tau Awa a Maka and Te Heru o Kahukura.[2] The river was renamed for Edmund Storr Halswell, who was a member of the management committee of the Canterbury Association and arrived in New Zealand in 1841.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 83. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ "Halswell - Library Names". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 381. 

Coordinates: 43°44′59″S 172°36′21″E / 43.74972°S 172.60583°E / -43.74972; 172.60583