Category: Facebook Group

910 members and tagging is hotting up

22 more tags added just this evening on the Facebook flat names group!

Today’s offerings so far are: Whaha, Pink Flat the Door, 27 Steps to Heaven, Da Flat, The Lodge, The Manor, The Palace of Phallus, Hotel California …

9.25pm, and there’s an other 9 tagged: The Hilton, The Kelpfish, The Lodge …


908 members and a whole lot of tagging going on

Exams are definitely over! Students are tagging photos on the Facebook flat names group left, right and centre!

Today’s offerings so far are: The Rock Bottom, Beehive, Chip off the Old Block, Wahaha, Pink Pussy, Thirsty Boys, Palace of Pallus, The … Flat (aka Salmon), and Jurassic Park.

895 members and lots of photos being tagged today

Maybe it’s the end of exams at Otago … whatever the reason there’s been a flurry of tagging of photos on the Dunedin named student flats group on Facebook: The Manor, Moe’s, Kelpfish, Beaver Lodge, Beehive, Chip off the Old Block, Fairlie Lodge, Wahaha, The Wandering Penis, Barcelona, The Moat, and the flat with the most beautiful sign, Howe Street Golf Club.


There are now 880 members of the Dunedin named student flats group – some new flats from the 1960s – Free Latvia, Nightmare Abbey, The Department of Slovenic Studies, and The House at Pooh Corner.

I’m really keen to hear from people fro the 1940s and 1950s who may remember named flats – a couple I know of are The Lighthouse (Heriot Row) and The Jam Factory (Filleul Street).

Flat names trickling in

It’s amazing. I’m the grateful recipient of a growing treasure trove of stories, information and photos about past named flats in Dunedin – the stories are mostly coming arriving from alumni of the 1960s and 1970s and you’ll see a few posts below where I’ve started listing these names, and the addresses if I have them). There’s a few from the 1990s too.

820 members of the FB group.