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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

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 RiverRoslyn 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, 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.







Faded photograph of a church Antarctica, landscape 1960'sA Special OccasionLibrary Week June 1995Kat Anna FiddleBlueskin Bay Library Otokia School 1929Waipori No. 2 Power StationRadio operator Matukituki valley 1960's SAREXRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sLibrary Week June 1995David PhillipsWaipori Falls Power StationWaipori Dam No, 2 Supply Tunnel constructionBushcraft 1969Group of Workers ready  for Smoko time - included in photograph Mr. John N. BradburyLebanese GatheringRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sPicnic group, from the Olveston collectionLibrary Week June 1995Waipori No,. 1 pipeline track 1905Studio portrait of Jane Ayson.Gladys and her son, Toby(Tobia) IsaacRichard Joseph receiving Queen's Service MedalRobert Inglis, William Inglis, Hugh Inglis, James Inglis - sons of Dr H.H. Inglis, MosgielBlueskin Bay LibraryNew Community Scout ShedWalking up the Rees valley At "The Gathering"  Hananeia DescendantsLife at Pounawea in the CatlinsEarly photograph of West Taieri Rugby Club team The New Zealand RoomMichaelis Centenary Gathering "Linden", 15 August, 1953 Photograph of soldiers, from the Olveston collectionJean (Jamille) George and George Barbara Visit to the Langston FamilyDorothy Theomin as a child outdoorsLibrary Week June 1995Waipori Power Station No. 3 & 4 StationsJo Bailey on the Library BookbusAndersons BayRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sStudio portrait of unknown man No 5Blueskin Bay Library Swift Water Searching Waipori Dam No. 2 WeirRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sWaipori Falls HarvestingSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpSearch Dogs Otago and Police Dogs -Toitu exhibitionErlking Music