Story: City history and people

Princes Street, Dunedin, 1861 (1st of 2)

Princes Street, Dunedin, 1861

In 1861 Princes Street in Dunedin was little more than a dirt track lined with small wooden shops. But the wealth generated by the Otago gold rushes would soon transform the street.

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Towns to cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010