Archaeological site: Castle Street

### August 8, 2013 – 6:58pm
Slice of history comes to light
A slice of Dunedin’s past came to surface today outside the city’s historic railway station.

Castle Street 1Castle Street 2Castle Street 3Castle Street 4Ch39 – nineteenth century footpath edging or water channel unearthed in Castle Street [screenshots]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Heritage, Media, New Zealand, NZHPT, Pics, Property, Site

4 responses to “Archaeological site: Castle Street

  1. ### ODT Online Fri, 9 Aug 2013
    C19th cobbles unearthed
    By Olivia Caldwell
    Cobblestones from the 19th century have been revealed by road workers realigning Castle St outside the Dunedin Railway Station. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) had contracted Downer and MWH to realign the roadside to create a public cycleway. Yesterday, Andrew Beattie, of MWH, uncovered 3m of the cobblestone channelling buried half a metre underground, adding to the 19m that was discovered last week by the contract workers.
    Read more

    Comment at ODT Online:

    Submitted by Kiwi Pom on Fri, 09/08/2013 – 12:14pm.

    I can remember back in the late 60s in Rattray Street, outside Speights Brewery, they were asphalting the road, and I remember the cobblestones there being covered as well.

  2. Elizabeth

    More cobblestones from Dunedin’s early days

    ### ODT Online Sat, 23 May 2015
    UFB provides link to past
    By David Loughrey
    A Dunedin archaeology company [New Zealand Heritage Properties Ltd] is discovering fragments of the avenues and alleyways of the city’s past, as ultra-fast broadband (UFB) installation sparks plenty of digging on city streets. As the telecommunications infrastructure company Chorus rolls out UFB, rules around development on sites with pre-1900 activity means an authority from Heritage New Zealand is required before work can be undertaken.
    Read more

  3. Elizabeth


    Otago Daily Times Published on Oct 13, 2015
    Cobblestones removed
    DCC Engineering project manager Janan Nirainjanan with a patch of cobblestones discovered on Duke street which will be removed

    ### ODT Online Thu, 15 Oct 2015
    Historic cobbles to be reused
    By Carla Green
    As work begins to extract 19th-century cobbles from Duke St, the Dunedin City Council says they may find a new home at a Jetty St pedestrian walkway. When the cobbles were discovered in late August by a Fulton Hogan road maintenance crew, work was halted until archaeologists could assess the site.
    Read more

  4. Elizabeth

    ### Thu, 22 Oct 2015
    Contractors unearth historic cobblestones
    Historic cobblestones laid in Duke Street more than 100 years ago are being given a new home. They’ve been unearthed by contractors working on a pipeline renewal project for the Dunedin City Council. Now the stones are set to enhance another part of the city.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Oct 21, 2015
    Contractors unearth historic cobblestones

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