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First Church, Dunedin, Otago centennial stamp

First Church, Dunedin, Otago centennial stamp

The ‘mother church’ of Presbyterians in New Zealand is the church founded by the Scottish settlers of Dunedin in 1848. The present building, opened in 1873, designed by Scottish-born architect R. A. Lawson, is considered a masterpiece of the adaptation of Gothic style to the requirements of Presbyterian worship.

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Reference: 1948 Centennial of Otago stamp issue

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Scots in public life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015