Story: Presbyterian Church
Dunedin was founded as a Scottish Free Church settlement in 1848. Some settlers came from the area of Paisley (near Glasgow, Scotland), where the weaving industry was in recession. This area at the southern end of Dunedin, pictured in 1849, became known as 'Little Paisley'. The fashionable dress of family in the foreground suggests a degree of prosperity in the embryo settlement.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Hand-coloured lithograph by Edward Immyns Abbot
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