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Chaslands Mistake, A promontory on the south-east coast of the South Island to the south of Waipati Beach and the Waipati River Estuary, Clutha District. Described in the New Zealand Pilot 1864, as “a rather remarkable black cleft cliff, nearly 11 miles (17 km) from Long Point. Has a high rock (Kinakina) standing offshore a mile (2 km) to the N.E. of it”. Named after the sealer and whaler Tommy Chasland. Numerous versions exist of the ‘mistake’ from which the headland takes its name - but the only fact of which there is any certainty is that the incident involved Chasland.

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