University of Otago Heritage Buildings Walks - Wednesday

Wednesday 25 September:  4.00 - 5.00pm

See Dunedin Gothic en masse and at its finest on the University of Otago campus with a walking tour of Heritage New Zealand’s listed places. Learn about the people that built these places, and the trials and tribulations of New Zealand's oldest university as it expanded.

Book a guided tour with local experts from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Southern Heritage Trust.

Tours are limited so secure your place now.

Meet outside the University of Otago Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.


Backstory - Heritage in Words, Pictures, and Threads

Wed 25 Sept: 6.00pm - 7.00pm 

Castle 1, University of Otago.


We bring four individuals together to talk about an expansive and inclusive concept of cultural heritage through the lenses of literature, literary criticism, film, and textiles:

  • Tina Makereti grew her latest novel, The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke, from an 1846 article in the London Times
  • Lisa Chatfield is charged with bringing 1860s’ Dunedin and the West Coast to life as producer of the BBC-adaptation of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize-winning novel
  • Catherine Smith’s current research focus is the interdisciplinary analysis of Māori textiles based on a background in archaeology and conservation of cultural materials
  • Madeleine Seys is an expert in the narrative and sartorial threads of Victorian popular literature.

Chaired by Kirby-Jane Hallum and supported by Dunedin City of Literature