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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

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NEXT EVENT

BLUESTONE AWARD PRESENTATION & R A LAWSON LECTURE
November is a busy month for the Southern Heritage Trust!

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER  –  7PM  –  CITY LIBRARY, 4TH FLOOR  –  FREE   

The event begins with the BLUESTONE AWARD, presented by Mayor Aaron Hawkins: 

* It is given in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the preservation and appreciation of Dunedin’s heritage and is awarded on a biennial basis associated with the Dunedin Heritage Festival. 

 
 
The prestigious RA LAWSON LECTURE follows the Bluestone Award presentation: 
* At Home in the Asylum, Seacliff, 1889 – 1920

Speaker Professor Barbara Brookes, University of Otago History and Art History, Humanities. Barbara is a distinguished academic who specialises in women’s history and medical history. 
VISIONS FOR DUNEDIN: OUR HERITAGE, OUR FUTURE
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER  –  6PM  – CITY LIBRARY, 4TH FLOOR  –  FREE     * NEW DUNEDIN HOSPITAL;  A PLACE CHANGING BUILDING PRESENTED BY:  Hon Pete Hodgson, Chair of the Southern Partnership Group for the Dunedin Hospital re-build project. 
 The focus of his talk will be on prospective changes to our health system, health education, transport, energy supply and housing, rather than on details of the hospital building itself.
This is the last talk in our monthly 2019 series, in partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries exploring visions of Dunedin’s past, present and for the future.
SAVOY AFTERNOON TEA
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER  – 2.30 – 4.30  –  $25
Diary the date for a festive finale, book a table or join others

Reservations: The Savoy – 477 4649
HERITAGE MATTERS: SIR NEIL COSSONS, GASWORKS PATRON VISIT
Listen to a podcast of an interview with Bill Southworth on
Heritage Matters, Otago Access Radio  https://oar.org.nz/event/heritage-matters/
 
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