Foundation of Otago

 stitched by the Otago Guild

From the guild

This panel depicts three gentlemen vital to the early settlement of Otago, Kettle, surveyor, Burns, minister of the first church, and Cargill, Otago superintendent. Maori people had already settled around the harbour when the first European ships arrived. These ships were the Philip Laing and the John Wickliffe.

The first stitches, sewn by the family of Fred Haslam, were stitched in his memory.
These stitches are preserved in a small box on the left hand side near the top of the outer border. Members of the Otago Embroiderers’ Guild stitched the rest of the panel.

We are very grateful to the Otago Community Trust for their generous support of this panel.