On City Rise People. Places. A cross-section of society. 1860s-1960s

by Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Shop


This social history of the north-western corner of City Rise tells the stories of those who lived there, of the military barracks erected on the Town Belt in 1861 and of the neighbourhood shops, pubs and schools. A diverse community, its residents included working and middle-class families as well as men of means such as brewer Charles Speight and solicitor William Robert Brugh.


156 pages

104 illustrations, colour and black and white.