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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Mornington Line Cable Car Waipori Falls Power StationOddfellows Lodge Church Parade at West Taieri Church 1930'sPeninsula Motor Service BusOlveston exterior viewOlveston during construction David TheominRoslyn Cable Car Roslyn Cable Car


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, whanau/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 Dam Venturi PipesBlueskin Bay LibrarySouth Dunedin Community Pop UpWaipori Falls Power StationPeggy (Margaret) Thomas and grandchildren at Jacqueline St John and Alex Charles weddingFrom the Heritage collectionRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sStuart Street Boys and Girls LibraryRadio operator Matukituki valley 1960's SAREXMichael Halbouty and his wife Gladys (nee Amouri)Taiaroa TangiHoliday Programme at the libraryRev. and Mrs Spence West TaieriSAREX on the Awakino Roger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sTwo Lebanese Women in DunedinHeading up the Albert Burn PassRobert Elder ChisholmSuraya Dancing at the Cedars of Lebanon ClubSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpBlueskin Bay Library Photograph of early Outram township taken from Reservoir Hill where the Taieri Historical Park is situated.  Show market gardens of the areaEdward TheominGood surf running  -  Green Island in the back groundWaipori Falls Power StationSilverstream Taieri Plains Dunedin Otago NZLittle girl (3 yr) standing on cane chair from Grant/Chisholm collection Waipori Power Station Old Crib dam and fluming 1907Picnic at Woodhaugh GardensSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpMargaret George's WeddingOfficial Opening of War Amputees CottageFrank (Mansoor) Isaac Three Lebanese BoysConcrete GradyWarden's armbandShaw collection    Map of New Zealand from official documents by John Arrowsmith 1850New Community Scout ShedPicnic group, from the Olveston collectionUnidentified officerThe Doll DrumsSouth Seas Exhibition pictoramaWaipori Power Station No. 2a StationThomson & Co calendarGroup of Otokia ladies and two toddlersAn Outing of the Lebanese community in DunedinVincas Kisarauskas EkslibriaiEarly sketch of OlvestonJean George and Katie Langston out to Tea.