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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.







Celtic Noir Festival Dunedin 2019Celtic Noir Festival Dunedin 2019IRB in it's element Face Rescue Team in actionEquipment , Antarctica 1960'sBroad Bay Store - Post and Telegraph OfficeElm Grove, Riverside, Mosgiel  - Residence of William KirklandThe People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionWaikouaiti Library Official Opening 1992 Blueskin Bay Library extension photosClimbing in Otago  1960's1950's St John AmbulanceHaszariRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sTiny TotScott Gilkison - MSC Instructor Bushcraft 1969Unidentified group in a car, from the Olveston collectionLatifie and Halim KallilIsmay Gaffaney retirement May 1988Ground Floor Looking into Plaza Scott J MasonMary Michael (nee George) and ChildrenNorah FamiltonA Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand - Dunedin LaunchInformation on employment at the LibraryTaieri County Council 1932Building the Dunedin City Library on Civic Plaza, Moray PlaceDunedin, New Zealand 1858 to 1898 AlbumBank of New Zealand Building TourLangston Family Reunion 2005ConcentrationSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpGrave of James GODWIN The People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionAn Outing of the Lebanese community in DunedinOpening of the Khmer Collection South Dunedin Community Pop UpLeather bound address given to David TheominLunch break at hut site, Bushcraft course 1969DH LoopsHarris Trophy CanterburyPrinces Street, Dunedin 1863South Dunedin Community Pop UpJourney to Waikaia.Cyril Stringer in a carRuth Miles with young library patronsOlveston's LibraryTaieri Butter FactoryPortrait of man Spinster