Visions for Dunedin - What Was He Thinking? + AGM
Charles Kettle’s 1846 Plan for Dunedin
26 Jul 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Southern Heritage Trust AGM followed by Visions for Dunedin - What Was He Thinking?
Everyone knows that Charles Kettle looked to Edinburgh's plan when he laid out the town of Dunedin. However, a recently discovered plan of 1846 suggests far more was going on. What street names did he avoid? Why were specific people acknowledged? And, why was one prominent street unnamed? Far from being a simple translation of Edinburgh places, Kettle's plan surprisingly reveals the surveyor's more layered – and at times often personal – concerns.
SPEAKER: Robin Skinner, Lecturer in Architectural History and the Architecture of the Pacific at the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington.
4th Floor | City Library
We look forward to seeing you from 5.15pm for light refreshments.