Gemmell’s Crossing

The Kakanui River – Buy 

Ten kilometres south-west of Oamaru, near Maheno, is the small settlement of Gemmell’s Crossing. Named after James Gemmell from Ayreshire in Scotland, Gemmell purchased a 283 hectare property for farming near Oamaru in 1870. With the Kakanui River running close to his farm, James Gemmell used to drive his cattle over the river at the point now called Gemmell’s Crossing.