Tag Archive | Dunedin

A Scotswoman and her sampler

This 1830s sampler, made by a young girl in rural Scotland, eventually made its way across the globe and has been handed on down her family, together with her craft skills. The sampler and its provenance I got the history bug early, and when I was set a family history assignment at school I wrote […]

First footers and Christmas pudding

Over on the First footers and Christmas pudding page I’ve attached the text of a talk I gave at ToitÅ« Otago Settlers Museum on the history of Christmas, New Year and Easter in nineteenth-century Dunedin. It considers how colonists from different ethnic and religious backgrounds adopted and adapted their holiday customs to fit with their […]