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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

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 Mornington Line Cable Car Waipori Falls Power StationDavid TheominOlveston during construction


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.







Campsite, Taioma camp, Bushcraft 1969Lebanese Women Evening OutHigh Street, Dunedin 1859Princes Street, Dunedin (4536)Nicholas Facoorydarryl baserMother and DaughterThe Four SistersShelleyJChildren's Section, City Library The INTERSECTIONistsReturning: A spiral journey – Ngaire TigeirPortrait of Evelyn Aitken, PukehikiWaipori Power Station constructionMichaelis Centenary Gathering "Linden", 15 August, 1953 Isaac family gather together Panorama of Dunedin in 4 parts (pt 3)Hollyhead Street Outram, West Taieri , Otago, NZ.Holy Week Being Celebrated at St Michael’s Orthodox ChurchLand of Granite Teen Writing Competition prize-giving ceremonyAllan Langston, Frank Coory and Victor Coory on a Road Trip.Studio portrait of an unknown man No 9.Public Flare display - St Kilda BeachLizzie and George Johnson with friendsGrandchildren with Grandparents Langston family photoRiver crossing techniques 1950's -1960's #2South Dunedin Community Pop UpThe Doll DrumsPlayers at the Outram Croquet Club on the Opening DayWaipori Power Station GeneratorsWedding of Leslie & Gillian IsaacDunedin from Town Hall Tower Lebanese exhibition: "Children of Lebanon" at the Otago MuseumPhillip George and Joseph Walena Taouk in Becharre, Lebanon.Parisian portrait of lady Taieri Mouth PuntRoger Barrowclough - Obituary Otago Daily TimesFamily Picnic at Lake WaiholaFormal studio portrait of a young couple and baby.McMurdo station, Antarctica, 1960'sPhotograph of Dr Hugh Hutchison Inglis, first doctor to settle in Mosgiel River crossing in Central OtagoTaieri Mouth North BankAlpine and snow  training Antarctica Rattray Street, Dunedin 1862 Sue, Judy and Peter Langston at The old George Farm in the Catlins.SeafogGroup of Workers ready  for Smoko time - included in photograph Mr. John N. BradburyTwo unidentified women, from the Olveston collection