Please Note: Event numbers relate to Programme Events, Exhibitions and Activities on the accompanying maps

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 02:00


Wednesday 18 October

10am - 4pm

Greggs, established 1861, is one of New Zealand’s oldest food companies. Have a wander around its historic 1925 factory building.

51 Forth St, North Dunedin, Dunedin.


Also open on Sunday 15 October, 3.30 - 5pm and Sunday 22 October, 10am-4pm

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Monday 16 October

A panel discussion about the future of Otago Harbour chaired by Neville Peat (author and former councillor with Otago Regional Council and Dunedin City Council). An impressive line up of speakers represent a wide spectrum of harbour interests:
Dave Cull Mayor of Dunedin 
Edward Ellison Otakou Runanga
Geraint Bermingham Harbourmaster
Kevin Winders Port Otago Chief Executive 
Chris Hepburn Otago University Marine Science Department
Graeme Wall New Zealand Yachting
This will be a fascinating discussion and questions will be welcome.

Dunningham Room, Dunedin Public Library.

Free event

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Tuesday 17 October

Stories of 50 years of iconic Otago Peninsula projects. Featuring Margaret Barker on the restoration of Larnach Castle and the creation of the world-famous garden and Sophie Barker on the accomplishments of the Otago Peninsula Trust, including Royal  Albatross tours, restoration of Fort Taiaroa and saving Glenfalloch Garden.

Dunningham Room, Dunedin Public Library.


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Wednesday 18 October

Take an exclusive tour behind the scenes and discuss conservation work with staff.
Cost: $12 per person. Limited to 30 people, bookings essential.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
(03) 477-5052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wednesday 18 October
1pm - 4pm

A rare opportunity to see a beautiful stained-glass memorial window.
Otago Pioneer Womens Memorial Hall, 362 Moray Place, Dunedin.


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Mason & Wales : The P.Y. Wales Years 1892-1938
David Murray, Hocken Archivist

Wednesday 18 October

Established in Dunedin over 150 years ago, Mason & Wales is New Zealand’s oldest architectural firm. The second of four generations of architects from the Wales family, Patrick Young Wales (1864-1939) became a partner in 1892 and took over control of the firm from his father in 1903. He was the first partner born in New Zealand and received his training both here and in Australia. During his time the practice designed large private residences including ‘Manono’ on London Street, commercial premises such as the Imperial Buildings on Dowling Street, and a diverse variety of other structures. These ranged from small cemetery monuments to large-scale projects such as the Drill Hall in Bridgman Street, and racecourse buildings at Wingatui. Wales specialised in hospital design, and for many years his firm gained most of the of the large hospital commissions in Otago. This lecture looks at the life and work of P.Y. Wales and the activities of Mason & Wales from the 1890s to the 1930s. It will explore examples of the firm’s work and the development

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Auditorium.


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Thursday 19 October

This event combines performance with historical interpretation, using diary accounts from Otago-bound immigrants to explore the physical and psychological rhythms of shipboard life on the great journey to New Zealand during the 19th-century age of sail.  Actors will draw on actual diary entries to interpret the immigrants’ experiences on board ship, while curator Seán Brosnahan and doctoral candidate Violeta Gilabert from the University of Otago will discuss historic accounts of the voyages preserved in Toitu’s diary collection. 

The Smith Portrait Gallery, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.
$10, bookings essential, (03) 477 5052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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29. Symposium: Building a City from the Sea

Friday 20 October

  • Jonathan Howard: ‘The Active Edge’
  • Shar Briden: ‘Papanui Waka Site, Otago Peninsula’
  • Seán Brosnahan: ‘Before us... lay the way to Dunedin’
  • Maurice Davis: ‘Otago Harbour: Engineering Development’
  • Dr Peter Petchey: ‘First Footsteps in a New World City’
  • Mr Matthew Schmidt: ‘Birth of a City: the Victorian expansion of
    Dunedin’s shoreline’
  • Dr Andrea Farminer: ‘Friend or Foe? Defending the harbour from the
    unseen enemy’
  • Peter Read: ‘Back to the Future’

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Auditorium

Full Day $60, Concession $40, Half Day $40, Concession $20, Individual talks $10.
Bookings essential. (03) 477 5052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Friday 13 - 20 October
Weekdays 9.30am - 5pm, Saturday 14 October 10am - 2pm.

Charts and plans of the early harbour: reclamation, railways, buildings.

See our exhibition on Flckr.

Archives New Zealand, Dunedin Regional Office, 556 George Street.




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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:53

EX02. Harbour's Edge

Friday 13 to Saturday 31 October
9:30am - 8pm weekdays, 11am - 4pm weekends.

An exhibition of maps showing development on the harbour's edge over time, with particular emphasis on reclamations.

3rd Floor, Dunedin City Library.





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