Dunedin: Founding A New World City is concerned with the early European settlers of Dunedin – who they were, why they came, how they survived and mostly thrived – and with the decisions they made that continue to profoundly effect the appearance and personality of the city nearly a century and three-quarters later. It is a story of the longest and .. More
While Dunedin's Baldwin Street is now recognised as the steepest street in the world, for much of its existence such recognition went elsewhere. The Guinness Book of Records used to regularly list Filbert Street and 22nd Street in San Francisco as the world's steepest streets, each with a maximum gradient over a short section of 1 in 3.17. That is,.. More
Vauxhall Gardens was Dunedin's pride and shame. Built on wealth from the 1860s Otago goldrush, Henry Farley's pleasure gardens attracted gold miners and townsfolk in their thousands. But its reputation for quality entertainment was tarnished by allegations of prostitution and debauchery.