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Otago School of Mines

Otago School of Mines

The building occupied by the Otago School of Mines from 1891 to 1909, commonly known as the Old Tin Shed, was constructed from materials left over from the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition. In 1908 the temporary building was replaced by a handsome new Gothic-style building, lit by electric light, with eight laboratories, three lecture rooms, and a library.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: SO6-156: Otago Witness, 3 September 1902

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - The New Zealand Geological Survey, 1865–1892', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006