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Grainger Falls

Grainger Falls was first recorded by Andreas Reischek, an Austrian who explored New Zealand in the 1880s. He named the waterfall after his friend Alfred Grainger, my great grandfather. Its exact location was established on the 6th of February 2006 by Dr David Richards and myself. As the stream which drains Lake Hector and contains the falls was unnamed, the NZ Geographic Naming Board called it Grainger Stream. Grainger Falls and Stream are now recorded in the New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names. They are shown on the West Cape (CF04) map which is part of the NZ Topo50 series.

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