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.
█ 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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### 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.
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.
Thanks Vivienne, will be sure to visit the exhibition – looking forward!