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Visions for Dunedin - What Was He Thinking? + AGM

Charles Kettle’s 1846 Plan for Dunedin

Visions for Dunedin - What Was He Thinking? + AGM
Visions for Dunedin - What Was He Thinking? + AGM

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.

FREE

 4th Floor | City Library

We look forward to seeing you from 5.15pm for light refreshments.

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