millers flat

Settlement on the Clutha River, 16km south-east of Roxburgh. 9 km south are the ‘lonely graves’ where are buried both ‘somebody’s darling’ (an unidentified body found during the gold rush years) and William Rigney. Rigney’s headstone describes him as ‘the man who buried somebody’s darling’ – but by his own account he did not bury the body, but simply erected a mānuka fence and wooden headstone on the grave.

Meaning of place name
Named after the first European settler, Walter Miller, who arrived in Otago in 1849 and took up the Ormaglade station.