Thanks to Dr Ali Clarke for her wonderful post about the Dunedin Flat Names Project. Ali works at Hocken Collections and is also engaged in writing a history of the University of Otago for the upcoming 150th celebrations. Check out Ali’s posts, she’s covered some fascinating stories. http://otago150years.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/naming-flats/.
Flatnames, a set on Flickr.
Please contact me if you’d like permission to use these photos firstname.lastname@example.org
This is by no means complete – I need to do a comprehensive update of all my records, but it does link addresses with photos of named flats. Some are still in situ, many have long gone.
A house with the leftover carcass of a rotisseried animal lying in its backyard and the hides of bush pigs hanging over a fence is vying for a prize in the Next Top Flat Competition in Dunedin.
Source : Radio NZ 28 September 2011
“You can be a student anywhere but you can only be a Scarfie in Dunedin” Mark Wilson looks at the prospect of extinction facing this New Zealand cultural icon.