Oamaru is a town on the east coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Settled by British settlers in the 19th century, its white limestone architecture is a popular town feature. In the 1860s and 70s, the export of grain and wool began to boom. And then gold was discovered - kicking off a gold rush. Fortune seeking immigrants from both Europe and Asia descended on the town, prompting the construction of new buildings in rapid succession. These white stone structures still line the streets today.