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New Director Appointed to Toitū OSM

The DCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Evans as the new Director of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum More »

Remembering Dunedin’s Great War

Almost a century after World War 1 began, its impact here and overseas is the theme of a Toitū Otago Settlers Museum exhibition. More »

Traditional Wharerau Being Built

A traditional wharerau is under construction at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. More »

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Ceramics imported to New Zealand by Chinese merchants for the miners in the latter half of the 19th Century.

Home Comforts
Chinese goldseekers, mainly from Guangdong (Canton) province in southern China, first arrived in Otago in 1865. Six years later they made up 6 per cent of the goldfields population. These ceramics were imported to New Zealand by Chinese merchants for the miners in the latter half of the 19th Century.

Encounter history at the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.

Learn about the people whose character, culture, technology, art, fashion, and transport shaped New Zealand’s First Great City.

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10am - 4pm, April - September
10am - 5pm, October - March
Thursdays until 8pm

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Dunedin’s Great War 1914-1918
1st Aug 2014 - 3rd May 2015
One hundred years ago Dunedin went to war. Thousands of citizens fought and died at Gallipoli, in Palestine, France and Belgium.Dunedin’s Great War remembers their sacrifice and honours their memory. Join us... More »

Talk – Nana’s Precious Things
24 Aug 2014 2:00pm
Elena Poletti of Atelier Jeux d’esprit has a magical shop full of vintage delights that excite the memories of someone growing up in a bygone era. Today she will share with us... More »