Oamaru on Sunday marked its part in an ill-fated Antarctic expedition.
The ship Terra Nova arrived a century ago bearing the news that Captain R.F. Scott and his exploration party had died on their return trip from the South Pole.
Oamaru has been holding five days of commemorations of the ship's landfall and the events culminated on Sunday morning with a re-enactment of the landing by two crewmen at Sumpter Wharf.
An ecumenical church service was held as well as a re-enactment of the sending of a telegraph message that carried the news of the expedition's fate.
The events also attracted 17 descendents of Captain Scott and others connected with the ship's arrival in 1913.
Captain Scott and his party reached the South Pole on 17 January, 1912. Their bodies were discovered on 12 November, 1912.
Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the Pole on 14 December, 1911.