DUNEDIN AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD
With a Short Historical Account of the City and its
MILLS, DICK AND CO., PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS, OCTAGON
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE,
THE EARL OF ONSLOW,
GOVERNOR OF AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF
THE COLONY OF NEW ZEALAND, AND VICE-ADMIRAL
OF THE SAME,
IS (BY PERMISSION) RESPECTFULLY
BY THE PUBLISHERS.
|Geology of Dunedin||Geo. J. Binns, F.G.S., G.S.A.||76|
|University Museum||F. B. Allan||94|
|Botany of Neighbourhood||G. M. Thomson, F.L.S.||110|
|The University||Rev. Prof. Salmond, D.D.||120|
|Architecture of Dunedin||N. Y. A. Wales||126|
|Education||J. Hislop, LL.D.||137|
|Public Institutions||J. A. Torrance||183|
|A Brief Review of the Leading Industries||Westley Overton||243|
|Walks and Drives—|
|1. Queen's Drive||The Editor||259|
|2. Ross Creek Reservoir||„||260|
|4. Mount Cargill||„||262|
|5. The Peninsula||Jas. McIndoe||264|
|8. The Taieri Wilds||„||270|
|9. Corstorphine to Taieri Mouth||„||275|
|10. The Taieri River||„||279|
|11. Leith Valley & Waterfalls||„||283|
|12. Our Plain||„||288|
|13. The Silverstream Valley||G. H. Turton||292|
|Climate and Meteorology||296|
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
|Dunedin from the Town Hall||Frontispiece|
|On the Blueskin Road||84|
|Scene in Nicol's Creek||100|
|The University Building||120|
|The First Church||129|
|Boys' High School||164|
|St. Joseph's Cathedral||180|
|Dunedin from the Junction||229|
|Scene in Leith Valley||260|
|Nicol's Creek Waterfall||285|
The editor desires to place on record his indebtedness to Mr. Hanson Turton, District Land Registrar, Dunedin, for his kindness in obtaining, at no little personal trouble, the information regarding what may be called pre-historic Dunedin, embodied in the introductory chapter. Mr. Turton's well-known ability as a Maori scholar, and the pains which the editor is aware he took in obtaining, and verifying by interviews with many of the older natives of the locality who still survive, the facts there recorded, are a guarantee that the interesting particulars given regarding the original inhabitants of Dunedin are thoroughly accurate and historically correct.
The Publishers desire to return their most sincere and hearty thanks to Mr Alexander Bathgate for the valuable assistance he has gratuitously rendered in editing this work, and also to Messrs. G. M. Thomson, F.L.S.; G. J. Binns, F.G.S.; N. Y. A. Wales; Professor Salmond, LL.D.; J. Hislop, LL.D.; J. A. Torrance, and G. H. Turton, all of whom have likewise, without remuneration, kindly furnished their respective contributions.
Whilst the scope of the work has been unavoidably altered to some extent since the title "Picturesque Dunedin" was first chosen, and the picturesque aspects of our city and its surroundings have not received the prominence originally contemplated, the publishers feel confident that the work will prove of interest to both the passing visitor and the permanent resident, to the latter of whom it should form a pleasing memento of our Exhibition year.
- Dunedin, January, 1890.