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Otago University Centenary

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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.

Issue information

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. 

Technical information

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
Process: Lithography
Performance Gauge: 3c: 13 x 13.5; 10c: 13.5 x 13
Paper Type: Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked