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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Intersection of High & Princes Streets, Dunedin David TheominOlveston during construction Electric suction dredge on Henley Berwick Road 1925Peninsula Motor Service BusOddfellows Lodge Church Parade at West Taieri Church 1930's"Southern Cross" aircraft landing at TaieriMr J Allan of "The Holmes" East Taieri and the RiverRoslyn Cable Car Mornington Line Cable Car Waipori Falls Power Station


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.







South Dunedin Community Pop UpGroup at St Michael’s Orthodox Church, Fingall street, South DunedinWaipori Falls Power StationWaipori Power Station GeneratorsChildren's Section, City LibraryAllans Beach Road, PortobelloHigh Street, Dunedin 1859Matt LangleyGeorge family home, BecharreThe General StoreTommy Williams, Paul Lettoof and Mrs HollandDavid, Kendall and Margaret Langston in Temuka, South Canterbury.Mary Leenhouwers (nee Farry)Back Beach Poetry Trail LaunchWaikouaiti Beach Trip First CommunionSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpEric in the Daimler, from the Olveston collectionAt Papatowai Beach.Before the SnoozeSt Michaels Orthodox Church, Fingall street, South DunedinBlueskin Bay LibraryNight out with cousinsSaint CharbelMr Ernie Freeman (l) of Wickliffe Street, Mosgiel and Mr Alexander Smith (Night & Day Smith) of Dukes Road, Mosgiel Lebanese Community Gathering with Priests in DunedinBasic Skills of TrampingGetting ready on the Old Man RangeChristening of Ivan FacooryMarie TheominWaipori Power Station construction No. 3 PipelineTwo unidentified women on Rhine SteamerGroup of children portraitWaipori Falls Power StationMoritz MichaelisLebanese Flag in DunedinMr BrownThomson & Co calendarAllan Langston with his youngest son at Papatowai Beach, The Catlins.Rattray Street, Dunedin in 1864South Dunedin Community Pop UpBell Tea corner plaqueSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpGroup of NZ WW1 Soldiers including Peter Arthur Grant, Outram Emma Wood Siblings PoseSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpOne-on-one with ‘Doctor’ Ruth A piper from the Grant or Chisholm Collection Outram Frank & Margaret Joseph Wedding (2)