Opening of Otago University Addresses
Hocken LG741 D8 O63 1871
Dunedin: Printed at the ‘Daily Times’ Office
On 5 July 1871, the University of Otago was officially opened. Everything shut down in town after 2.00 pm. and the populace gathered about, enjoying the holiday amongst bands, choirs, and bunting. It was a truly festive occasion. The major address was given by the Chancellor, the Hon. Major Richardson; others followed, including introductory lectures by three of the newly appointed Professors: John Shand, George S. Sale, and Duncan Macgregor. In his wide-ranging talk Richardson paid his respects to Captain William Cargill and the Rev. Dr Thomas Burns, both early supporters of the establishment of a University in Otago.
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