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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

The Dunedin Sailors' Rest

The Dunedin Sailors' Rest , situated at 26 Lower Rattray Street, was established many years ago by the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and is still conducted by that body. Its object is to provide a place of comfort and convenience, with interests of an attractive and elevating character, and a welcome for sailors during their leisure hours in port. The Sailors' Rest is a wooden building of one storey, and contains five apartments, including a general hall and a reading room, which is well stocked with books, magazines, and papers, of a suitable nature. Religious services are conducted twice weekly in the general hall, and are well attended.