English: Burkes Pass is a mountain pass and small town on State Highway 8 at the entrance to the Mackenzie Country in South Canterbury. It is named after Michael John Burke, a graduate of Dublin University, who discovered the passageway leading into the Mackenzie Country in 1855. This was an alternative route to the Mackenzie Pass, which the notorious sheep stealer, James Mckenzie, had used to take his sheep into the Otago goldfields. (→Burkes Pass)
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