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PICTURESQUE

DUNEDIN


OR

DUNEDIN AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD

IN 1890


With a Short Historical Account of the City and its
Principal Institutions


EDITED BY

ALEX. BATHGATE


WITH ILLUSTRATIONS


DUNEDIN

MILLS, DICK AND CO., PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS, OCTAGON

1890

Picturesque Dunedin p005.jpg

DUNEDIN FROM TOWN HALL TOWER.


TO
HIS EXCELLENCY
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,
THIS WORK
IS (BY PERMISSION) RESPECTFULLY
DEDICATED
BY THE PUBLISHERS.

CONTENTS.


Page.
Introductory The Editor 5
Historical Jas. McIndoe 14
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 {{{1}}} 260
3. Flagstaff {{{1}}} 260
4. Mount Cargill {{{1}}} 262
5. The Peninsula Jas. McIndoe 264
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8. The Taieri Wilds {{{1}}} 270
9. Corstorphine to Taieri Mouth {{{1}}} 275
10. The Taieri River {{{1}}} 279
11. Leith Valley & Waterfalls {{{1}}} 283
12. Our Plain {{{1}}} 288
13. The Silverstream Valley G. H. Turton 292
Climate and Meteorology 296

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE
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
Knox Church 197
Dunedin from the Junction 229
Scene in Leith Valley 260
Nicol's Creek Waterfall 285

EDITORIAL NOTE.


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.

PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.


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.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.