When was Dunedin built?

When was Dunedin built?

Dunedin was established in 1848 by the Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland. A gold rush in the Otago province during the 1860s caused Dunedin’s population, and wealth, to increase dramatically; it was for several years New Zealand’s largest and most prosperous city.

Who were the first settlers in Dunedin?

The ‘John Wickliffe’ and the ‘Philip Laing’ landed with the first settlers in ‘Dunedin’ in 1848 at the end of a period of intense activity at ‘Home’ and in New Zealand.

Why is Dunedin called Otepoti?

The name Otepoti (O-te-poti), the Maoris claim, was given to describe the canoe landing-place centuries ago, and, therefore, cannot owe its origin to pakeha days, as some historians claim. This stream is sometimes referred to as the “Kaituna” (eel-food) and sometimes as the Toitu stream.

What is the oldest city in New Zealand?

Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand. The Canterbury Association, which settled the Canterbury Plains, named the city after Christ Church, Oxford….Christchurch.

Christchurch Ōtautahi (Māori)
Settled by the UK 1848
Named for Christ Church, Oxford

Why is Dunedin Tepoti?

While Ōtepoti (Dunedin) has long been recognised for its Scottish influence, the wider area is rich with Māori history and stories of Kāi Tahu whaunui the manawhenua that settled here long before Europeans visited these shores. Ōtepoti is the Māori name for upper harbour area where Dunedin city was developed.

Why did the Scottish come to Dunedin?

Immigration flows An influx of Otago settlers arrived after 1848, and in the 1860s, gold miners flooded in. Assistance schemes enticed more to Otago and Canterbury in the 1870s. Between the world wars there was another surge. Scots spread throughout the country, though many favoured Otago and Southland.

How do you say Dunedin in Māori?

Ōtepoti. 1. (location) Dunedin.

Is Dunedin in Otago or Southland?

Otago-Southland is a large area in the southernmost part of New Zealand. Its major centres include Dunedin, Oamaru, Balclutha, Alexandra and Cromwell, and major tourist areas are Queenstown, Wanaka, Arrowtown and Kaitangata.

What is Hamilton in Māori?

Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is an inland city in the North Island of New Zealand.

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