The poetry of Robert Burns (1759–1796) became immensely popular in 19th-century Scotland, and that enthusiasm was brought to Otago. This statue of the poet, who was also the uncle of the settlement’s first spiritual leader, Thomas Burns, was unveiled in Dunedin in 1887.
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Photograph by Janine Faulknor
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