The Southern Heritage Trust was set up in December 2002 and incorporated as a Charitable Trust in May 2003. We have an attractive base in the Sexton’s Cottage at Dunedin’s Northern Cemetery. This is by arrangement with the Dunedin City Council, and in return we maintain an information centre and website on burials in the cemetery. You are most welcome to call in to the Sexton’s Cottage whenever you can find us open: you can view there a display of our heritage products and make purchases if you wish.

The Southern Heritage Trust is devoted to the appreciation and protection of Otago’s social, cultural, architectural and industrial heritage. In particular

  • we research and publish heritage materials
  • we set up and maintain heritage websites
  • we collaborate with other agencies, groups and individuals in heritage activities
  • we take upon ourselves an advocacy role in heritage matters.
  • we run a programme of heritage events, some public, others for members and invited guests




PRESENTED BY: Dr Kirby-Jane Hallum, Research Fellow at the University of Otago, and author of Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction as well as a number of other publications on women’s and popular literature in Britain and New Zealand.

Vogel Street, Dunedin’s vibrant historic precinct, owes its name to one of the city’s colourful political characters of the 19th century. His one and only novel was Anno Domini; or, Woman’s Destiny, set in the year 2000. Kirby-Jane’s presentation will incorporate the political climate of women’s suffrage surrounding the novel as well as also unlocking Vogel’s surprising number of uncanny predictions for the future.

A partnership between the Southern Heritage Trust and the City Library

Tuesday 20 August | 6pm 4th Floor | City Library FREE

Heritage Matters
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