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E News 11 September


Level 2 does not prevent the Trust’s award winning radio programme HERITAGE MATTERS from continuing as normal. A new episode is broadcast fortnightly, 12noon on a Monday and repeated on the following Sunday at 7pm.  

Or catch up on podcasts at any time.


Topics in the next episode on Monday 14 September: 
* What did the settlers eat? 
* Alf Hanlon travels 
* The new water race
 
 

Otago Access Radio - 105.4 FM  or listen via podcast any time - www.oar.org.nz
 
VISIONS FOR DUNEDIN: OUR HERITAGE, OUR FUTURE
"Blowing up Boundaries” about Bell Hill

Unfortunately once again the Trust’s monthly Visions talk scheduled for Tuesday 15 September is postponed due to level 2 limitations.


 * Depending on return to Level 1 OCTOBER VISIONS  topic:

Dunedin’s Victorian house facades are one of then most distinctive aspects of the city’s streetscapes. Jeremy Moyle, Origin Consultants, explores the signigianceof Dunedin’s 19h century architectural style through the story of Philip Davis, an English immigrant who settled in the city in the 1860s.

Tuesday 20 October  -  6pm  -  City Library  -  4th floor  - Free

E News 3 September


 
LARNACH TOMB
An unforgettable experience for Trust members to visit the restored tomb in Dunedin Northern Cemetery, Lovelock Avenue, SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, meet at the Sexton's Cottage at 12 noon.

The mausoleum, designed by Robert Lawson, built by William Larnach after the death of his wife Eliza Jane Guise was the grandest, most elaborate funerary monument in the country. Sadly, by the turn of the 21st century the building was derelict, and none of the stone tracery stained glass windows survived. It took an enormous amount of skill, time and money to restore the badly damaged and missing stonework and more than 100 stained glass panels. Following Lawson’s drawings required extremely precise stonemasonry, glass cutting and metalwork, resulting in perfect reproductions.

Our guide Peter MacKenzie is the stained glass artist who researched, created and installed the beautiful stained glass windows. Hear about William Larnach’s aspirations and his family. The symbolism of the Mausoleum, like the castle, does represent an insight into the mind-set of the fearless William James Mudie Larnach.

Numbers inside the tomb are limited:  for bookings please contact Ann Barsby. [$5 per person]
- Meet at the Sextons Cottage where burials information, trails brochures, blank “Distinctly Dunedin” Trust cards ($3) and Peter's illustrated booklet about Larnach's tomb can be purchased ($5).  
Tea / coffee is available.

Ann Barsby
03 479 0169
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VISIONS FOR DUNEDIN: OUR HERITAGE, OUR FUTURE POSTPONED
Dependent on return to Level 1
 
SELWYN COLLEGE & ALL SAINTS CHURCH
WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER at 11 am.

Guided tours with Warden Luke McClellan and College Chaplain Father Michael Wallace Vicar of All Saints Church.
(meet at archway entrance on Castle St) 
$5

Selwyn College, the oldest hall of residence, has a unique and rich heritage.  Founded in 1893 by Anglican Bishop Nevill, it began as a Theological Residential Hall. it operates as an affiliated hall of residence of the University of Otago.

There are strong links with the historic All Saints Church, 1865, which adjoins the college grounds.
 
SAVOY AFTERNOON TEA
Unfortunately, there will be no more AFTERNOON TEAS at Dunedin’s SAVOY because Dan Gin decided that renewing the lease for another 5 years is too risky a business proposition post-Covid. 
September and December events are cancelled, other venues would not be traditional Dunedin “Savoy" Afternoon Tea! 

E News 14 August

COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS FOR TRUST EVENTS THIS WEEK
* If Level 2 continues these events will have to be postponed because of social distancing problems. 

VISIONS FOR DUNEDIN: OUR HERITAGE, OUR FUTURE - DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE: PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM MELUISH AND 1860s DUNEDIN

Scheduled for Tuesday 18 August at the City Library, 6pm presenter Jonathan Howard Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

LAWSON LECTURE: EDWARDIAN ENTERTAINING: WHAT WAS EATEN AT KATHERINE MANSFIELD’S ‘GARDEN PARTY'?

Saturday 22 August also at the City Library, 2.30pm. The speaker for this prestigious lecture is Helen Leach, well known author, a recent publication ‘Kitchens - the New Zealand Kitchen in the 20th Century.’ 
 
HERITAGE MATTERS
On a brighter note, the Trust’s Otago Access Radio programme continues with a new episode on Monday 17th August at midday (repeated on Sunday 23rd August at 7pm)
Fascinating stories:
     Alf Hanlon Lawyer
     Jimmy the Needle
     Strange Medical Advice
     Dunedin’s First Car
 
 
Otago Access Radio - 105.4 FM  or listen via podcast any time - www.oar.org.nz
 
SAVING THE TRAIN AGAIN
Did you see former Taieri Gorge Railway Chairman John Farry’s piece in the ODT? He was involved from the Trust’s inception saving the gorge line and establishing the popular and internationally known successful operation.

He suggests we should all write letters to the editor. Would it be an idea to gather supporters for the cause? I am happy to collect names. 

Ann Barsby
03 479 0169

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