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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Peninsula 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 TheominOlveston during construction Olveston exterior view


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.







Olga and Les FacooryTom CsimaSouth Dunedin Community Pop UpLionel BenjaminDorothy Theomin as a young womanOlga and Les FacooryDedication of Plaque at St Michaels Orthodox churchAlpine hut musicians #1A Metaphor of Metamorphosis – Alexandra SchefnerRonnie StashThe Dunedin Scottish Fiddle OrchestraSetting up campsites - Bushcraft training 1966I million issuesEarly store at HenleyPhotograph of soldiers, from the Olveston collectionPortrait of young woman dressed in an long elegant gown featuring ruffles Waipori Falls Power StationHUET trainingAccessions Registers SpinsterWaikouaiti Library Official Opening Waipori Power Station Weir No, 2 under constructionGarden Party at FernhillParachute flare display 2007Arnott home at  SandymountLebanese MenAircraft and personnel loading , Antarctica, 1960'sHolly McPheeChildren's Section, City LibraryZita Ramsay birthday celebrationTrent Hawthornedarryl baserThe Phil Corfield BandPresentation gift from sister city- OtaruFamily tree of Bundo and Hananeia familiesDorothy Theomin in the greenhouseJohn and Tommy Armstrong, PortobelloRowan LattonFamily Times – Queenstown January 2016The Pitt Window, St Barnabas Church, WarringtonTobia IsaacJessie and Jean George at the Orchard at the Catlins FarmDalbert HallensteinA Day at St Kilda BeachMary Leenhouwers (nee Farry)Allans Beach Road, Portobellodarryl baserWaipori Dam silt pit and flumingWaipori Dam No, 2 WeirBlack Boy Peaches