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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Roslyn Cable Car Mornington Line Cable Car Waipori Falls Power StationDavid TheominOlveston 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 River


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.







Waipori Power Station No. 3 & 4 StationsOlveston's Great HallArnott home at  SandymountPop (George Bundo) and Thomas grandchildrenSpinsterLil' Spooky BandTrevor Pullar Naseby SAREXShakesNew Zealand and International South Seas Exhibiton 1925-1926Edward and Dorothy Theomin with picnic groupTiny TotPhillip George and Joseph Walena Taouk in Becharre, Lebanon.Antony, Nicholas, Katie and Sarah HananeiaLizzie Johnson (nee Isaac)Basic Skills of TrampingDavid Grant of Cray Farm OutramAgent EwokLibrary Week June 1995I am an Immigrant Too - Kovido MaddickPublic Opening of the Khmer CollectionOpening of the Khmer Collection Peter IsaacMatt LangleyLibrary Display AwardKatie George's Last Visit to the old Farmhouse in the Catlins.Melissa and the DrWaipori Power Station Staff 1906Andrew Jeffrey Cottage for MillworkersOlga, Zita, and Sarah FacooryTaieri Butter FactoryBack Beach Poetry Trail LaunchCommemorative envelope of Karitane gifted to the Blueskin Bay libraryAndersons BayStudio portrait of a man No. 2Children's Story PitGround Floor, City LibraryRadio operator Matukituki valley 1960's SAREXNew Zealand LiteratureTony & Mavis Isaac family photoWaipori Falls DamRelease of "Lebanon's Children" bookGeorge Family at Catlin's FarmBRONWYNWaipori Power Station Old Crib dam and fluming 1907Martha Rose Barbara (nee Howley) and daughtersStudio portrait of an unknown man No10.Library Week June 1995Olveston's Great Hall