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Otago Peninsula

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The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula, and along the shores of the Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.
The Otago Peninsula is a long, hilly indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Otago Harbour

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The urban area of Dunedin lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour, and the harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano.
Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland.

University of Otago

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The city's most important activity centres around tertiary education—Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic.
The University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) is a collegiate university based in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Otago

Otago RegionOtago, New ZealandOtago Lakes
Dunedin (Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand (after Christchurch), and the principal city of the Otago region.
Major centres include Dunedin (the principal city), Oamaru (made famous by Janet Frame), Balclutha, Alexandra, and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.

Tauranga

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While Tauranga, Napier-Hastings and Hamilton have eclipsed the city in size of population since the 1980s to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons.
This rapid population growth has seen Tauranga overtake Dunedin and the Napier-Hastings urban areas to become New Zealand's fifth-largest city.

Otago Gold Rush

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Dunedin became wealthy during the Central Otago Gold Rush, beginning in the 1860s.
The rush started at Gabriel's Gully but spread throughout much of Central Otago, leading to the rapid expansion and commercialisation of the new colonial settlement of Dunedin, which quickly grew to be New Zealand's largest city.

Otago Polytechnic

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The city's most important activity centres around tertiary education—Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic.
Otago Polytechnic is a public New Zealand tertiary education institute, centred in Dunedin with additional campuses in Cromwell and Auckland.

South Island

SouthSouth Island, New ZealandSouth Island of New Zealand
Dunedin (Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand (after Christchurch), and the principal city of the Otago region.
Dunedin became the wealthiest city in the country and many in the South Island resented financing the North Island's wars.

Charles Kettle

Charles Henry Kettle
Charles Kettle the city's surveyor, instructed to emulate the characteristics of Edinburgh, produced a striking, "Romantic" design.
Charles Henry Kettle (6 April 1821 – 5 June 1862) surveyed the city of Dunedin in New Zealand, imposing a bold design on a challenging landscape.

Waikouaiti

present township of that name
Wright & Richards started a whaling station at Karitane in 1837 and Johnny Jones established a farming settlement and a mission station, the South Island's first, at Waikouaiti in 1840.
Waikouaiti is a small town in East Otago, New Zealand, within the city limits of Dunedin.

New Zealand Company

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In 1844, the Deborah, captained by Thomas Wing and carrying (among others) his wife Lucy and a representative of the New Zealand Company, Frederick Tuckett, sailed south to determine the location of a planned Free Church settlement.
The New Zealand Company established settlements at Wellington, Nelson, Wanganui and Dunedin and also became involved in the settling of New Plymouth and Christchurch.

Dunedin Southern Cemetery

Southern Cemetery
The Dunedin Southern Cemetery was established in 1858, the Dunedin Northern Cemetery in 1872.
The Southern Cemetery in the New Zealand city of Dunedin was the first major cemetery to be opened in the city.

Otago Province

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In 1852, Dunedin became the capital of the Otago Province, the whole of New Zealand from the Waitaki south.
The capital of the province was Dunedin.

Port Chalmers

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Early in the 1880s the inauguration of the frozen meat industry, with the first shipment leaving from Port Chalmers in 1882, saw the beginning of a later great national industry.
Port Chalmers is a suburb and the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, with a population of 3,000.

Otago Museum

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The Otago Museum opened in 1868.
The Otago Museum is located in the city centre of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Taiaroa Head

Taiaroa Head LighthouseFort Taiaroa Taiaroa
The population contracted but expanded again with the evolution of the Classic Māori culture which saw the building of several pā, fortified settlements, notably Pukekura at (Taiaroa Head), about 1650.
It lies within the city limits of Dunedin.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

In these first and second times of prosperity many institutions and businesses were established, New Zealand's first daily newspaper, art school, medical school and public art gallery the Dunedin Public Art Gallery among them.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery holds the main public art collection of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Francis Petre

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R. A. Lawson's First Church of Otago and Knox Church are notable examples, as are buildings by Maxwell Bury and F. W. Petre.
Francis William Petre (27 August 1847 – 10 December 1918), sometimes known as Frank Petre, was a New Zealand-born architect based in Dunedin.

Robert Lawson (architect)

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R. A. Lawson's First Church of Otago and Knox Church are notable examples, as are buildings by Maxwell Bury and F. W. Petre.
It has been said he did more than any other designer to shape the face of the Victorian era architecture of the city of Dunedin.

Dunedin Northern Cemetery

Northern Cemetery
The Dunedin Southern Cemetery was established in 1858, the Dunedin Northern Cemetery in 1872.
The Dunedin Northern Cemetery is a major historic cemetery in the southern New Zealand city of Dunedin.

Dunedin railway station

Anzac Squarerailway stationAnzac Avenue
More notable buildings such as the Railway Station and Olveston were erected.
Dunedin railway station in Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island, designed by George Troup, is the city's fourth station.

Otago Girls' High School

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Otago Girls' High School was established in 1871.
Otago Girls' High School (OGHS) is a secondary school in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Main South Line

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Dunedin and the region industrialised and consolidated and the Main South Line connected the city with Christchurch in 1878 and Invercargill in 1879.
The Main South Line, sometimes referred to as part of the South Island Main Trunk Railway, is a railway line that runs north and south from Lyttelton in New Zealand through Christchurch and along the east coast of the South Island to Invercargill via Dunedin.

Frances Hodgkins

Frances
New energy in the visual arts represented by G. P. Nerli culminated in the career of Frances Hodgkins.
Hodgkins was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1869, the daughter of Rachel Owen Parker and W. M. Hodgkins, a lawyer, amateur painter, and a leading figure in the city's art circles.

Knox Church, Dunedin

Knox Church
R. A. Lawson's First Church of Otago and Knox Church are notable examples, as are buildings by Maxwell Bury and F. W. Petre.
Knox Church is a notable building in Dunedin, New Zealand.