Today Otago Daily Times columnist Dave Cannan kindly provided lift-off for a little social history project that’s dear to my heart.
The call for information also appears at page 2 of today’s print and digital editions of the newspaper and at the ODT Facebook page.
We need STORIES – can you help?
Dave and I will be sharing information for publication.
We will take any stories people have, from any era – people can write a couple of paragraphs only if they want (email The Wash), or phone Dave with details.
I welcome a catchup with people hosting larger stories and more complex memories.
Contacts for Dave Cannan:
phone: (03) 479 3519
The photograph of the ‘Glenlora’ at Dunedin Wharf was taken circa the 1890s. Glenlora was an iron barque of 764 tons, built in 1864 in Liverpool. Owned by Shaw Savill Line, the ship brought several thousands of immigrants to New Zealand between 1874 and 1895. Photographer: David Alexander De Maus, 1847-1925. D.A. Maus Collection – Alexander Turnbull Library.
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