DPAG exhibition | Dunedin 1865: A City Rises (29 Aug – 27 Sep 2015)

2015 marks 150 years of the city of Dunedin
With the benefit of William Meluish’s magnificent panorama of 1865 this exhibition centres on the year Dunedin becomes a city. Drawing on other contemporary and pre- and post-dated images we see where Dunedin had come from and was going to. Fuelled by the Otago goldrushes and driven by the acumen, tenacity and aspiration of its citizens Dunedin rapidly rises. This exhibition is brought to you by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga with support from the Southern Heritage Trust.

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DPAG exhibition - Dunedin 1865 A City Rises (29 Aug - 27 Sep 2015)

█ View more of Meluish’s panorama by clicking the arrows at http://www.dunedin.art.museum/exhibitions/now/a_city_rises

█ Encyclopedia of New Zealand | Story: Meluish, William

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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3 responses to “DPAG exhibition | Dunedin 1865: A City Rises (29 Aug – 27 Sep 2015)

  1. Elizabeth

    Visitors appeared universally enthralled on Saturday as they toured 64 of Dunedin’s historic buildings, investigating some of the often seen but seldom explored city sights.

    ### ODT Online Mon, 31 Aug 2015
    Big appetite for heritage festival
    By Craig Borley
    As open days go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this – the Dunedin Heritage Festival has been a hit. Festival organiser Ann Barsby said the weekend festival went “very, very well” and “everyone is asking for more”. The support from building owners and the public had been “marvellous”. The biennial festival had been held five times since 2007 and she expected this year’s festival to break the record for the most people attending.
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  2. 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 477 0404.

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