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Notes on the Geography of New Zealand: Dunedin 2 (Institutional): Photo 33

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Speaking of schools, this one's waiting for a location scout working on a movie about the joys (such, such joys) of Victorian schooling. It's St. Dominic's Priory, opened in 1871 by a group of Dominican Sisters who arrived in Dunedin in 1871 with the first Catholic bishop. It was both a boarding and a day school, and the Sisters continued here until 1983. The architect was the same F.W. Petre who designed the adjacent St. Joseph's. He had a nickname: "Lord Concrete."

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