Visions for Dunedin: Dunedin’s Changing Shoreline
29 Mar 2023, 6:00 pm
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Dunedin’s Changing Shoreline: A City Built on Reclamation
This talk will walk listeners through the changing shape of Dunedin City from a small town built on hills and swampy areas next to the harbour shore, to a city built on the extensive reclamation of the harbour. The story of Dunedin’s reclamation is the story of the rising wealth and prosperity of New Zealand’s once richest city.
SPEAKER: Dr Matt Schmidt is the Senior Heritage Advisor Kaitohu Matua Taonga Tuku Iho Southern South Island for Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation. Matt has also been the New Zealand International Correspondent for the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO for 13 years. Matt’s interests in heritage span all periods of New Zealand’s history and he has a particular interest in early Māori cultural heritage sites.
4th Floor, City Library