Please Note: Event numbers relate to Programme Events, Exhibitions and Activities on the accompanying maps

Saturday 21 October
1.15 - 2pm and 3pm - 3.45pm

Lewis Carroll’s famous poem brought to life by the talented young actors of Suitcase Theatre. Suitable for all ages.

Port Chalmers Library.

FREE

 

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 03:47

41. PORT CHALMERS DAY: Poetry at Port

2:15pm - 3pm

Local poets celebrate the people and place of Port Chalmers.

Rolfe Room, Port Chalmers Library.

FREE

 

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Saturday 21 October
2.30pm and 4pm

The Film Heritage Trust, in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, brings you a special one-hour selection of historical movie extracts from the 1930s onwards, from around Otago Harbour.

Location: Pioneer Hall, 45 George Street, Port Chalmers.

Reservations optional. Tickets are free and available online or from Heritage New Zealand, Queens Building, 109 Princes Street, Dunedin.

For further information please contact Heritage New Zealand on (03) 4779871

Donation on entry appreciated.

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Sunday 22 October

11am and 2pm

The Film Heritage Trust, in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, brings you a special one-hour selection of historical movie extracts from the 1930s onwards, from around Otago Harbour.

Location: The Married Quarters, Quarantine Island

Tickets are available through Quarantine Island. Entry charge included within the ferry ticket price. $20 per person.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:06

45. Sediment and Seashores

Sunday 22 October

11am - 1pm

Join the NZ Marine Studies Centre and discover the amazing marine animals and plants that live in the intertidal zone, and participate in a long-term monitoring programme looking at change on the rocky shores of Otago Harbour. Discussion of how and why the harbour has changed over time will be part of the session.

Deborah Bay, Port Chalmers (park by orange flag just past Carey’s Bay).

See website for more details. 

FREE

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 20 - Monday 23 October

Over Labour weekend a large number of historic photos and artworks featuring the Careys Bay, the hotel and the surrounding harbour will be displayed in the Careys Bay Hotel lounge for the Heritage Festival.

Jean Pak, Careys Bay Hotel Head chef has created a special sharing platter available for purchase show-casing a taste of the food that would have been eaten around the harbour in the late 1800s. We have called it “The Chophouse Platter” in honour of Henry Dench whose first venture in Port Chalmers was the “New Jerusalem Coffee and Chop House” on the corner of George and Mount St.

Since 1874, Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel has been a handsome feature of the Otago Harbour. Port Chalmers Mayor, Henry Dench, built the hotel, perched on the banks of Carey’s Bay with gold field money. This truly Victorian Hotel and the oldest hotel building in the area was designed by renowned Dunedin architect Mr David Ross. Constructed of locally quarried Port Chalmers bluestone, the hotel’s first name was "The Crescent Family Hotel". 

Originally called Mansford Town after early settler William Henning Mansford, Carey’s Bay eventually acquired its name from early English settlers David and Hannah Carey who arrived in Dunedin on "The Magnet" in 1840.

For more information about the past and present of Careys Bay Hotel check out our website.

 

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 03:57

47. Head for the Hills!

Sunday 22 October

Run, walk and explore the historic Peninsula. Test yourself with the 18km Castlewood Caper, race your mates on the 12km Braidwood Bolt or Stroll the Highcliff Hustle.

$65 includes meal and bus to start of race.

More information and booking at 2017headforthehills.eventdesq.com.

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 04:10

48. Josephine's Birthday

Monday 23 October
10am – 12pm

Join us for Josephine the locomotive’s 145th birthday celebrations.
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.

FREE

 

Image: John Agnew

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Monday 23 October
1pm and 3pm

Sorry, this event is now fully booked. If you missed out, why not pick up a free map and follow the trail in your own time? Maps available from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Public Libraries, i-Site and Heritage NZ.
 
For those who have booked, meet at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.
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