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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Community Contributions Invitation (City Library 40th)


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.







Where Is My Wallet?Bloodhounds on the scent Zita and Tom RamsayOld Port Chalmers LibraryFrom the Heritage collectionKatie and Margaret, Sisters in Dunedin.Antarctica landscape photograph in the 1960'sWaipori Dam No, 2 WeirMarie Theomin as a childMichaelis Centenary Gathering "Linden", 15 August, 1953 Dorothy Ballantyne talking at the 75th celebrations of the Children's LibraryDorothy TheominIsaac family get togetherLibrary Week June 1995Land of Granite Teen Writing Competition prize-giving ceremonyOlveston exterior viewTommy Williams, Paul Lettoof and Mrs HollandPublic Opening of the Khmer Collection The People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionScience in the LibraryRachel MichaelisRobyn Belton and Kathryn van Beek Marine Rescue Operation 2014Norah Familton, City LibrarianLarnach Castle with fleet of Peninsula buses in frontMarie TheominWaikouaiti Presbyterian Church opened 1914Waipori Falls Power Stationdarryl baserDorothy Theomin and companion at the Haast Ridge Bivouac Hanning CottageBuilding the Dunedin City Library on Civic Plaza, Moray PlaceNew System, new cardsWaipori Power Station WeirWedding of Rona Arib and Gabriel Farry - Savoy HotelCampsite erecting - Bushcraft 1969US trailer unit in the snow, Antarctica, 1960'sDorothy Theomin and companion at Tasman GlacierHazel Sinclair - New Zealand Judo RepWaipori Power Station No. 2a StationCaselberg Trust Elizabeth Brooke-Carr Emerging Writers Residency announcement and book launchMr Ernie Freeman (l) of Wickliffe Street, Mosgiel and Mr Alexander Smith (Night & Day Smith) of Dukes Road, Mosgiel Frank & Margaret Joseph Wedding (2)Bank of New Zealand Building TourPanorama of Dunedin in 4 parts (pt 4)Portobello StorePhoto of elderly couplePhoto of woman and child.The People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionMr J Allan of "The Holmes" East Taieri and the River