Dunedin in History

Historical Events

  • 1848-03-23 The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
  • 1882-02-15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • 1973-02-10 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
  • 1980-02-13 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin

Famous Birthdays

  • 1891-12-25 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
  • 1943-04-22 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • 1963-02-21 Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer, born in Dunedin
  • 1975-04-21 Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
  • 1975-05-26 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976-09-10 Gregory Robert Henderson, Dunedin NZ, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976-11-12 Scott Mark Cameron, Dunedin NZ, 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977-05-01 Anna Louise Wilson, Dunedin NZ, 100m breast stroke (Olympics 1996)