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Cromwell, New Zealand

Perhaps the farthest place to commemorate Cromwell's name is in the South Island of New Zealand.
Cromwell, Central Otago, was originally named The Junction because it was where two rivers, the Kawura and the Clutha, met. It was settled primarily as a result of the goldrush to the area in 1862. Later it was renamed Cromwell by a surveyor working for the Government. It is suggested that the name was given "tongue in cheek" because so many settlers were Irish - hardly a sensitive choice.
Today Cromwell is a small settlement of about 3,000 people, a centre for orchards, vineyards and tourism.

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