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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Olveston during construction Olveston exterior viewPeninsula Motor Service BusOddfellows Lodge Church Parade at West Taieri Church 1930'sMr J Allan of "The Holmes" East Taieri and the RiverRoslyn Cable Car Mornington Line Cable Car Waipori Falls Power StationDavid Theomin


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.







3rd Floor, City Library Public Opening of the Khmer Collection Saturday opening hoursWaikouaiti War Memorial Community Centre and LibraryEdward TheominWaikouaiti Library Official Opening AdieKRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sWinter Sarex on the Old Man RangeBlack and white picture of little girl (2-3yrs) in white dress standing on cane chair Edward and Dorothy TheominMarie TheominThe Pitt Window, St Barnabas Church, WarringtonThe INTERSECTIONistsLand of Granite Teen Writing Competition prize-giving ceremonyLatifie and Halim KallilRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sFederated Mountain Clubs bulletin 1973Waipori Power Station No. 3 StationElm Grove, Riverside, Mosgiel  - Residence of William KirklandBack Beach Poetry Trail LaunchCoffee time at favourite Mediterranean deliAntarctica memorialWaipori Power House Present and past children's librarian's at the 75th Anniversary of the Children's LibraryPortobello StoreWaikouaiti Library Official OpeningGetting ready on the Old Man RangePortrait of a young woman.Port Chalmers Library and Fire HorsesWedding of Rodney and Lillian FarryBusy in the children's libraryLarnach Castle with fleet of Peninsula buses in frontHeadstone of John Facoory 1859- 1902US helicopter on the ice: Antarctica 1960's1966 bushcraft instruction'Doctor' Claire Lacey A day at the CampTony and Kelly IsaacTaste Nature Kitchen CollageFirst CommunionBlueskin Bay Library Brendan ChristieAn Outing of the Lebanese community in DunedinStudio portrait of Jane Ayson.Bronze cone, Cedars of Lebanon GroveCampfire, Bushcraft 1969Federated Mountain Clubs bulletin 1970Vincas Kisarauskas EkslibriaiWalking up the Rees valley