On 3 June 1869 an Ordinance of the Provincial Council was passed establishing the University of Otago and giving it the power to grant degrees in Arts, Medicine, Law and Music.
This was a milestone in the history of education in New Zealand as it was the first university to be established in the young country.
Centenary of Otago University - Building.
Centenary of Otago University - Graduation.
|Date of Issue:||3 June 1969|
|Designers:||R M Conly, Christchurch|
|Printers:||Bradbury Wilkinson, England|
|Stamp Size:||3c: 25mm x 41mm; 10c: 41mm x 25mm|
|Sheet Size:||100 stamps per sheet|
|Performance Gauge:||3c: 13 x 13.5; 10c: 13.5 x 13|
|Paper Type:||Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked|