The Corner


Five Forks is about 20km north-west of Oamaru. Five Forks was named after the five roads at the junction. One road is a paper road, one is a drive way and the rest take you to places like Duntroon, Oamaru, Kauru Hill and Maheno.


Apparently a local shepherd named McCrea built a hotel at the corner because he was expecting the railway to go through Five Forks. When this didn't happen the hotel mysteriously caught fire.


In the future we think the corner will be the same but there will be more traffic - maybe even traffic lights!!