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Caledonian grandstand, Dunedin

Caledonian grandstand, Dunedin

This large grandstand is in full use at a Caledonian (Scottish) games held at the original Caledonian sports ground in the 1860s or 1870s. The games were an initiative of the Dunedin Caledonian Society, which was established in 1862. The desire to hold Caledonian games was an important reason for the creation of early New Zealand sports grounds. The original location was on North Ground in North Dunedin, but the grandstand was dismantled and re-erected at a new ground on Anderson's Bay Road in South Dunedin in 1876. However, the grounds, though not the stand, were moved again in 2000 back to North Dunedin, at the north end of Logan Park.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - The first city sports grounds, 1850 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013