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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

Climbers on the Northwest Ridge of Mt Aspiring Outram Courthouse Beaumaris Street Outram Otago. NZWaipori Dam FlumingThe Dunedin Scottish Fiddle OrchestraBuilding the Dunedin City Library on Civic Plaza, Moray Place


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.







Waitati MilitiaPublic Opening of the Khmer CollectionWaipori Dam fluming and intakeNuclear power plant Antarctica 1960'sFlying the St Kilda SkyDebutant Leila FarrDunedin Midwinter Swing Festival 2018 Harbour Hop South D Busking Festival 2018 - PSA - 137Nook and Cranny Music Festival 2019 PSA - 44Sit With MeThe Toll House"Keep our Assets" Rally in DunedinDunedin TPPA Rally 2016HarboursideSouth D Busking Festival 2018 - PSA - 95Waitati MilitiaSouth D Pop up 080917PSA - 11Waitati MilitiaNew Zealand Scottish Regiment Military ParadeThe People of South Dunedin Photo ExhibitionWaitati MilitiaSouth D Busking Festival 2018 - PSA - 45Taieri Floods 2010Images of COVID-19 experience in Dunedin, OtagoDunedin Midwinter Swing Festival 2018 Harbour HopWaitati MilitiaSouth Dunedin Community Pop Up - exterior viewDunedin from Dowling Street in 1862Waitati MilitiaNook and Cranny Music Festival 2019 PSA - 19Rock the Gasworks 21 July 2019 Mrs Elizabeth ArnottRoger Barrowclough Notebook 1970'sOn the street, Dunedin, NZMidwinter Swing Festival  Stompin at the Savoy 3 June 2017 PSA - 41Midwinter Swing Festival Ball 2016PSA19Growsouth -Bathgate Park School Community GardenRock the Gasworks 21 July 2019 Lost 4 WordsWaitati MilitiaSouth Dunedin Street Festival 2014South D Busking Festival 2018 - PSA - 217Midwinter Swing Festival  Gallery Gala 2 June 2017 PSA - 25Octagon Protest in Support of UkraineilluminatedSouth Dunedin Community ExpoDunedin Hopewalk 2018 PSA- - 48Right oh lads, off to the game then.River crossing techniques 1950's -1960's #1Katrina' s 21st Birthday Celebrations.