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Heritage Lost & Found: Our Changing Cityscape #Dunedin

MUST SEE | PHOTOGRAPHS, OBJECTS AND FILM

Exhibition hosted by Otago Museum in partnership with Heritage New Zealand (formerly New Zealand Historic Places Trust) — sponsored by solicitors Gallaway Cook Allan

Where: Postmaster Gallery, H D Skinner Annex, Museum Reserve (former Dunedin North Post Office, cnr Great King St and Albany St)

Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm – Free entrance (building tours available)

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4.1.14 Otago Museum: H D Skinner Annex + returning exhibition!

Former Dunedin North Post Office (detail 4)Category II Historic Place — List No. 2154
(assessment criteria and historical narrative)

Otago Museum H D Skinner Annex
(building background and facilities)

█ To complement the exhibition, Otago Museum is offering a number of free presentations led by local experts: Public Lectures and Workshops

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Broadcast Notice: RA Lawson, architect

RNZ National
Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday
22 September 2013

9.40 Norman Ledgerwood – Dunedin’s Victorian Architect
Norman Ledgerwood has just published a book about RA Lawson, the architect behind some of the country’s most important historical buildings. Scottish-born Lawson designed the First Presbyterian Church of Otago, Knox Presbyterian Church, Larnach Castle and the Dunedin Municipal Building. In his 28 years working in Dunedin from 1862 onwards, Lawson designed over 250 buildings, and his work also survives in many towns in Otago and Southland.
R.A. Lawson: Victorian Architect of Dunedin, by Norman Ledgerwood, with photography by Graham Warman, is published by the Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust of New Zealand.
http://www.cemeteries.org.nz/

● Norman Ledgerwood ( 17′ 56″ )
Writer who chronicles the career of architect Robert Lawson, the man responsible for much of the historic skyline of Dunedin.
Audio | Downloads: Ogg MP3

Publication: 25 September 2013.
From the publicity material . . .

RA Lawson Victorian Architect of Dunedin [HCCTNZ]Following the discovery of gold in Otago, Dunedin quickly grew to become the largest and richest city in New Zealand. Among the architects who influenced the young city was the Scottish architect, Robert Arthur Lawson.

Lawson became more than a leading architect of the day, he was deeply involved in the management and affairs of his beloved Presbyterian Church. Over a short period Lawson played a major role in the growth of Dunedin — taking it from a small township to a city of remarkable and enduring Victorian architecture.

Lawson’s most significant works — First Presbyterian Church of Otago, Knox Presbyterian Church, Larnach Castle, Otago Boys’ High School, Dunedin Municipal Building — take their place amongst the country’s most important historical buildings and grace Dunedin to this day, giving the city its distinctive
character, unique among New Zealand’s towns and cities.

In R.A.Lawson Norman Ledgerwood celebrates the life and career of Lawson, and Graham Warman’s photographs offer an elegant tour of the living legacy of Lawson’s most prominent buildings.

This handsome volume is printed on fine art paper and is richly illustrated throughout with historical and contemporary photographs, as well as many of Lawson’s architectural drawings.

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Stadium crowd, Friday 19 October – how many?

Otago v Tasman (ITM Cup)

Received today.

Calvin Oaten says (via email):
“In Sat. ODT it credited the Friday night game crowd at 6780. These are a scan of the crowd by Jeremy. Can you see any more than about 2000?”

Rugby: Otago gets up to make final
http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/rugby/231255/rugby-otago-gets-make-final

Images [JPGs] supplied by Jeremy Belcher. Screenshot: What if?

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Call for photographs or building plans – Standard Building, 201 Princes St

During a previous ownership, the historic Standard Insurance Building in the Exchange had its street elevation stripped of all decorative plaster detail. Fortunately for the city the current building owner, Exchange Renaissance Ltd, has honoured to reinstate the lost ornament.

Plaster craft specialist Daniel Pollard of Historic Building Conservation has been engaged to render the work.

The Standard Building at 201 Princes St is located between the old National Bank and the old Bank of New Zealand. A call for historical photographs of the original Standard Insurance Building facade has gone out to inform the facade reinstatement project.

A small number of historical photographs have been located, including the two images published here with the building owner’s permission. However, the photographs obtained provide an insufficient level of detail to successfully design and render the capitals of the arched windows.


The style of the building and the historical photographs together suggest a Corinthian-style capital was used orginally; the pilasters being square further define the shape. However, many different styles of Corinthian capitals are apparent on buildings of this era, therefore photographs of the Standard Building prior to 1969 are needed.

• Someone may have taken photographs of the old BNZ and National banks that include a view of the Standard Building’s capitals.

• Someone may hold original plans or records of the building, or know someone who was commissioned to remove the capitals in 1969.

If so, please contact Daniel Pollard, Historic Building Conservation, with your information.
Email: info@buildingconservation.co.nz
Phone: 03 489 0930
Mobile: 021 047 4007

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24.10.11 Former Standard Insurance building, 201 Princes St, Dunedin

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Dunedin Amenities Society: UGLY Dunedin

“Dunedin is a beautiful city but we also have our share of ugly areas that blight our landscape and decrease the value of our city for visitors and the community. The Society would like Dunedin people to cast a critical eye over their city and the communities they live in and consider what is good and bad in their landscape and environment. What makes you sit up and take notice?”

Check out the Dunedin Amenities Society website . . . have your camera ready!

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Ryan Shaw outstanding aerial photographs of stadium

Local photographer Ryan Shaw’s portfolio has received a huge boost thanks to the friendly people @ForBarrStadium (DVML) and their photographer.

Tweets:

@tinopai Aerial photography #Dunedin #ForsythBarrStadium #Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/47258825@N04/sets/72157624861876994/

@10PARK @tinopai tell me, how did you get a plane to the stadium aerials huh?

@tinopai @10PARK They saw my photos, showed their photographer & he liked them & then wanted to take me up :D Also going on site with him.

@10PARK @tinopai So brilliant – sorry if i missed tweets about this b4. V.pleased for ya. Who woulda thought ;DD

@tinopai @10PARK Thank you :) So happy!

@10PARK @tinopai Just to reiterate you’re so bloody good (what, I didn’t say that before, nah I meant the photos) :P

@tinopai @10PARK Thank you that means a lot! :)

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