Troopers War Memorial, Invercargill
Jeremy Pierce

Heritage & Museums in Invercargill

In 1856, John Turnbull Thomson, chief surveyor for the Otago province, selected the site for a new southern town and began laying the foundations for what would become Invercargill -a bustling centre in the new province of Southland.

Invercargill is full of grand Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco heritage attractions that give it a charming old-world character. The city was heavily influenced by early European settlers; from the architecture and street names, to the traces of Scottish burr in the rolling R’s of Southland voices.