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Dunedin Public Libraries Recollect

David TheominRoslyn Cable Car Roslyn Cable Car Mornington Line Cable Car Waipori Falls Power StationOddfellows Lodge Church Parade at West Taieri Church 1930'sPeninsula Motor Service BusOlveston exterior viewOlveston 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, whanau/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.







Waikouaiti Library Official Opening Family outing in DunedinEarly sketch of OlvestonWedding of Allan Langston and Beatrice Mary BenhamVisit of Lord Bledisloe to Waipori Power StationElias(Les) Barbara and Olga Facoory's weddingHallam Isaac -  Hawker with his drapery company vanFamily Group photoOlveston's Great HallWedding of Brian & Rosemary IsaacCasual photograph of young womanBirthday WishesWaikouaiti Library Official Opening Kelly Tobia Isaac aged 18 months The Mentalist CollectiveTrent HawthorneAndrew George Riddell and Florence May Riddell (nee Norman) around 1955 (Lyn’s Parents)Grant/Chisholm CollectionWaipori No. 2 Power StationEric and the DaimlerAir drop life raft  Kym AlishaWedding of Betty Rassie (nee Farry) and Larry RassieGraeme DownesTouncy and Marion IdourAntarctica landscape photograph in the 1960'sWaipori Falls Power StationKelly Isaac in school photo c.1922Taiaroa TangiOfficial Opening of War Amputees CottageTrip to the BeachBriefing for the Chaslands SAREXHameed Taouk (Great Nephew of Joseph George) and Family in Beirut.Trip to PapatowaiWedding of Robin & Beverly IsaacWaipori Power Station Staff 1907Early tree planters at Waipori x2Waipori Falls Power StationWaipori Power Station WeirMarie Langston with her Neices and NephewsWillam BishopOld Port Chalmers LibraryTaieri Butter FactorySt Michaels Orthodox Church, Fingall Street, South Dunedin River crossing techniques 1950's -1960's #1Old Port Chalmers Public LibraryLebanese Community Members, gathered outside St Joseph's Cathedral.Life, liberty and librariesSeafog