Southern Heritage Trust at Craigieburn

The Society were pleased to host members of the Southern Heritage Trust at Craigieburn on a stunning autumn day on Saturday 13th April. The trust members took a 2 hour guided tour of the Craigieburn area with project manager Paul Pope. Trust members were very interested to hear the detailed history of the Rankin, Sherriff and Tanner families who farmed the area from 1860, and enjoyed seeing the archaeological and restoration efforts of the Society for the reserve. The Trust members were also kept fit exploring the tracks around the site and viewing the impressive rimu forest on the southern boundary of the property. The Southern Heritage Trust are an important organisation in the protection and appreciation of Otago’s social, cultural, architectural and industrial heritage and the Trust and the Society have many shared interests and synergies. A very enjoyable day and great to meet people with a passion for a unique site like Craigieburn.

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