Gazetteer of Montpeliers and Montpelliers in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

Montpellier Street, Mornington, Dunedin 9001

At no 7 is the High Street School, a small primary school. At no 28, on a site overlooking Dunedin Harbour, is the Glamis private hospital.

Nelson, South Island

In Jules Verne's 1867 book 'The Children of Captain Grant', Nelson is described as the Montpellier of the Antipodes and 'the garden of New Zealand'. (My thanks to Nicolas Galaup for this reference)

[Dans l’île de Tawai-Pounamou, vous auriez l’embarras du choix entre Nelson, ce Montpellier des antipodes, ce jardin de la Nouvelle-Zélande, Picton sur le détroit de Cook, Christchurch, Invercargill et Dunedin, dans cette opulente province d’Otago où affluent les chercheurs d’or du monde entier.]

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