Mile 5: Moeraki, New Zealand

Name: Moeraki, New Zealand
Location: -45.363013, 170.848895
Density: 78/sq mi (30/ sq km)

There is of course a dramatic difference between square miles. Comparing Hong Kong and Moeraki is very interesting. This is a very very very small collection of people. The 2013 Census in NZ had 113 people living in the immediate vicinity and inside the township. Total. I had to work out the population density myself because there were no actual figures available. So take the rough estimate above with a bit of flexibility. Moeraki was interesting to me because of how sparse the population is and how much I enjoyed my brief visit there years ago. The name, is usually translated as "sleepy sky" or "place to rest by day" according to several sources. The former adequately reflects my memory of my visit. It is a place where the sky felt gravid and slow and somnolent. 

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Digital Artwork: Moeraki version 1

Digital Artwork: Moeraki version 1

Digital Artwork: Moeraki Version 2

Digital Artwork: Moeraki Version 2

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The digital works "Moeraki" created as part of the One Square Mile Project by Kip Perdue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.