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The village of Moeraki is a fishing village located on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It has been in the past one time a whaling station. In moari, moeraki means sleepy sky. The village of Moeraki is well known for the Moeraki Boulders that can be observed on the beach of Koekohe. Frances Hodgins, born in 1869 in Dunedin, who was an abstract painter from New Zealand, often visited Moeraki Village in the late 1890 to paint the local Maori. If you want to see some of his paintings, you should visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in Dunedin where some of his collection are exposed. Keri Hulme, born in 1947 in Christchurch, New Zealand, who lived in Moeraki for a period of her life was writer and wrote a book “The Bone People”. Moeraki is beautiful small village with a fabulous history and has as main attraction the Moeraki Boulders which is worth a visit when you are on holiday in New Zealand.



Dunedin Moeraki Village




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