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Catalogue of the Library of the Otago Institute & Museum





Special Collections Z976 D9 1879



Dunedin. [Dunedin]: Printed at the ‘Daily Times’, Office, Dowling Street


After the very successful New Zealand Exhibition, held in Dunedin in 1863, a move was made to establish a local society that promoted Art, Science, Literature, and Philosophy. There was pressure to join the Wellington-based Institute. But after fierce debate, the Otago Institute was formed on 19 October 1869. There were 79 original members, and it was affiliated to the New Zealand Institute. In late June 1877, with Captain Frederick W. Hutton as secretary-in-charge, the Institute moved its headquarters to the Otago Museum buildings. A library was vital for research. Hutton was the prime mover in ordering books and he was instrumental in producing this 26-page catalogue.


Otago Institute and Museum, “Catalogue of the Library of the Otago Institute & Museum,” | OUR Heritage, accessed January 22, 2022,

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