1865 Dunedin —Heritage Festival 2015 Shoreline Trail launch

1865 DUNEDIN | Dunedin Heritage Festival 2015
Friday 28 August – Sunday 30 August
Celebrating 150 years of building our great small city

█ Events Programme at http://www.heritagefestival.org.nz/

1865 Dunedin - Dunedin Heritage Festival 2015 [screenshot] 1

Dunedin Shoreline Trail
The Dunedin 1865 Shoreline Trail will be launched by Dr Matt Schmidt (Heritage New Zealand) and Paul Pope (Dunedin Amenities Society) next Sunday, August 30, at 11.30am. The free hour-long walk will depart from the early settlers’ plaque at the top of Water St and proceed along the early shoreline to St Andrew St, with descriptions of interesting archaeological and built heritage features along the way.

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The Dunedin Shoreline Trail brings together years of research into the city’s history, above and below ground.

### ODT Online Sun, 23 Aug 2015
Dunedin’s early shorelines explored
By Brenda Harwood
The extraordinary feat of pick-and-shovel engineering that altered Dunedin’s shoreline by up to 700 metres in the 1860s is highlighted in a new walking trail. The Dunedin Shoreline Trail, which marks the city’s harbour boundary in 1865, will be launched next week during the Dunedin Heritage Festival, which celebrates 150 years since Dunedin became a city.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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11 responses to “1865 Dunedin —Heritage Festival 2015 Shoreline Trail launch

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    What an interesting, imaginative event! Having shaped my suburban section with shovel and wheelbarrow, and buckets where the wheelbarrow couldn’t be pushed till the flattish paths and terraces had been created, I’m truly boggled at what pre-bulldozer people achieved. Here it’s of immediate impact because it’s so recent, we know how recent it was. Some of us had forebears who must have either wielded the picks and shovels, or contributed some of the bottles and other domestic objects that turn up whenever there’s a new construction project started in that area.

  2. Ann Barsby

    Many thanks Elizabeth!

    Ann Barsby
    Southern Heritage Trust

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Ann – both posts about next weekend’s Dunedin Heritage Festival are attracting good views, with referrals to the festival website – hopefully boosting attendance :)

  3. Elizabeth


    Shoreline Trail 30.8.15 Main entrance Dunedin Law Courts 1a

    Masses of heritage supporters (200+), and just two hard working tour guides: Heritage New Zealand’s Otago Southland archaeologist Matt Schmidt (left) and Dunedin Amenities Society’s Paul Pope.

    Shoreline Trail 30.8.15 Schmidt and Pope at Dunedin Law Courts 1bShoreline Trail 30.8.15 Schmidt and Pope at Dunedin Law Courts 2aImages: Elizabeth Kerr (paused at main entrance to Dunedin Law Courts)

    █ More about today’s Dunedin Shoreline Trail event (with historical images) at the Dunedin Amenities Society website: Shoreline Success – Harbour, Heritage and History

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    Dunedin 1865 - a city built on reclamation 2.1Shoreline Walking Trail - Dunedin 1865 Walking Route 2.1

  4. daseditor

    Matt and I look like we’re addressing a protest rally in the 1970s. Either that or I’m a country bumpkin who’s come to the big smoke in search of a wife or a good deal on a new combine harvester! It was a great event and I made contact with one of the developers of the Wellington shoreline walk which will be very helpful. Not a bad turn out given Matt and I thought we might get 50 people and a few small dogs. Interesting too, that we had repeat walkers from the Town Belt Traverse, so the notion of combing walking recreation and heritage does actually work.

    • Elizabeth

      Artistic licence and an underpowered smartphone camera can do that ;)

    • Hype O'Thermia

      So, did you met anyone walking who had a good combine harvester for sale?
      It’s about who you know, remember.

      • daseditor

        No combine harvester and no wife (though I already have a wife and bringing a new one home might cause issues in the household). On the plus side I met someone with expertise in the casting and installation of brass plaques who had been part of the development of the Wellington shoreline trail. So will be able to utilise their skills in the future.

  5. Vivienne Cuff

    Archives New Zealand Dunedin Regional Office currently has an exhibition on display, until 16 October 2015, featuring the Testimonial presented by the citizens of Dunedin to the Dunedin Volunteer Fire Brigade to thank them for all their work in the fires of early 1865. On display, we also have archives showing the work of the Dunedin Sanitary Commission, about the conversion of the Exhibition Building for the Dunedin Hospital and a proposal for new Provincial Government Buildings. Our address is: 556 George Street, Dunedin. We are open weekdays from 9.30am to 5.00pm. For more information, please contact us: dunedin.archives @dia.govt.nz or telephone: 03 477 04 04.

  6. Elizabeth

    OSM Life on the Edge - Otago Harbour Communities

    Dunedin City Council – Media Release
    Life on the Edge: Otago Harbour Communities

    This item was published on 18 Sep 2015

    Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is exploring and celebrating the history of harbour settlements in a new exhibition, Life on the Edge: Otago Harbour Communities, which will open on 26 September this year.
    Curator Peter Read says, “The harbour and its communities are a distinct and integral part of Dunedin’s identity. Geographically the harbour exhibition is divided up into six broad districts: West Harbour, Port Chalmers, North East Harbour, Broad Bay-Portobello, Ōtākou and the Halfway Islands. We have not included the city edge of the harbour, leaving this instead for a future suburb exhibition.” There are around 100 artefacts in the exhibition ranging from a seven-ton gun barrel to a potato masher; from a stuffed sea lion to a pickle jar and from the front part of a bus to a matchbox. There will be something for everyone.”
    Visitor Experience Manager Kirsty Glengarry says, “We are looking forward to seeing many local visitors from Dunedin, as well as from the cruise ships, to this exhibition which celebrates the harbour.” There is a contemporary component to the exhibition with harbour school children contributing their own photos and artworks about the harbour. “Another exciting project in October will see a display co-ordinated by PHD student Ali Rodgers, which will feature more work by local school students with a focus on caring for our harbour,” says Ms Glengarry. “There are plenty of interesting public programmes on offer too, starting with Graeme Warman’s talk on his book Peninsula on Sunday, 27 September at 2pm at Toitū.”

    Contact Visitor Experience Manager, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on 477 4000.

    DCC Link

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