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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Waipori Dam FlumingThe Dunedin Scottish Fiddle OrchestraClimbers on the Northwest Ridge of Mt Aspiring Outram Courthouse Beaumaris Street Outram Otago. NZ


In 2015 The Dunedin Lebanese Community generously donated a gift to the Dunedin Public Libraries to establish a Digitisation Centre at the City Library and develop this archive ‘Scattered Seeds – He Purapura Marara’. Our aim in bringing you this site is to collect the memories, mementos and stories of the people – individuals, whānau/hapu, ethnic groups and cultures – fruits of the seeds scattered on the four winds from all over the world, that have landed here, taken root and come to call Dunedin home. This archive will develop and grow in perpetuity.







Lunch at PapatowaiUncle comes to visit in his Morris MinorRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpElderly gentleman in greenhouse, from the Olveston collection. Christmas Day at Cashlemara 1995Bank of New Zealand Building TourSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpRoute to Big Hut, Rock and Pillar RangeVideo calls from Ōtepoti – Amena ValibhaiPrivate David ArnottSAREX in the Wanaka areaLibrary week June 21st and 22nd 1994Wedding of Leslie KellySmoke flare from 2007 MarineSAR public display1966 bushcraft instructionA day at the CampLisa Williams Christmas  1998Bank of New Zealand Building TourElaine Romanos and Baby SimonView from the Dunedin HospitalShelleyJLangston family photoOutside the LibraryOctagon Protest in Support of UkraineBushcraft 1969New Zealand's oldest surviving film - "The Departure of the Second contingent for the Boer War"Grandchildren with Grandparents Dorothy TheominQueuing for booksSpace book- Children's LibraryRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sWaterfall curtainThe People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionIan Bundo and Peggy(Margaret)  ThomasThe People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionCedars of Lebanon Children's Christmas partyAntarctica base 1960'sOld Port Chalmers Library South Dunedin Community Pop UpPhotograph of three elderly gentleman relaxing under a tree - names under photograph Shennan, Munro, Sinclair - possibly early Berwick settlersBack Beach Poetry Trail LaunchVincas Kisarauskas EkslibriaiBlueskin Bay LibraryThe StreetPeninsula Motor Service BusWilliam Henry MeungView of Olveston from Queen's DriveTom and Margaret Williams daughters with their aunties.Pearl Street