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Fortification is located in New Zealand

Fortification is a locality in the western part of the Catlins region of Southland in New Zealand's South Island. Nearby settlements include Quarry Hills and Waikawa to the southeast, Tokanui to the southwest, and Waimahaka to the west. It is over 50 km east of Southland's main centre, Invercargill.

The area was logged by timber companies which included Fortification Timber Co 1875 and Fortification Timber Co Ltd. Subdivisions were created in 1914 under the Lands for Settlement Act and the road to Te Peka improved after 1919.

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