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Tartan Details - Dunedin (NZ)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Dunedin (NZ)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 2114
STWR ref: 2114
Designer: Nelson, Vilma Ruth
Tartan date: 01/01/1988
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: District
Registration notes: This tartan was designed to commemorate the first settlers from the Free Church of Scotland who stepped ashore on the 23rd of March 1848, at Otago Harbour, New Zealand, after a voyage of 116 days. It was at the upper end of this harbour they established the first settlement which was to become the City of Dunedin sometimes known as the Edinburgh of the South. Dunedin District Tartan is the copyright property of Vilma R. Nelson. License to distribute is held by The Suit Surgeons Ltd, 120 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, phone +64 3 477-1001 or fax +64 3 477-1002. The small white stripes represent the first two ships; the blue strips the sea they crossed; the green for new pastures; the gold for crops grown. The red signifies blood ties left behind; and the black sadness for loved ones missed.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

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