In April 2018 the stars aligned and Sarah Gallagher, of the Dunedin Flat Names Project, and Dr Ian Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Otago, teamed up to create Scarfie Flats – a highly colourful and pictorial work featuring a fine, witty, sometimes edgy, selection of Dunedin’s well known and less well known named flats spanning the 1930s to today.
Featuring a selection of back stories of flats, photos and associated ephemera, and chapters by subject matter experts, readers will appreciate the changing scene of student culture and society in Dunedin from the 1930s to the present.
Scarfie Flats of Dunedin, published by Imagination Press, will be available through Paper Plus from 18 January 2019.
Sarah is grateful to be the recipient of a New Zealand History Research Trust Award which has been used to help fund the research of this book over the last 9 years.
The Dunedin Flat Names Project is still ongoing
Students continue to name their flats and there are plenty of stories still to be recorded.
Check out the latest media stories about the book.