This week has seen The Dunedin Flat Names Project feature in a North & South article, and on Newshub late!
Around Orientation this year I was approached by local journalist, Dave Goosselink of Newshub, regarding a story he had been wanting to publish for sometime about named student flats in Dunedin. After a couple of negative happenings around campus we decided to defer the story for a while. In April caught up for a chat on Howe Street and visited a couple of flats together, including Treasure Island and The Doll’s House, The Fridge, Pink Flat and The Boat
North & South
An other opportunity arose a while later when I met Guy Frederick, photojournalist and current Masters of Science Communications student at the University of Otago. We got chatting when he was photographing my friend Brendan Seal who runs the excellent local pop-up winery, URBN VINO, for NZ Life and Leisure.
Guy was interested in doing a story about the flat names project too, and that has resulted in a great article in the four corners section of North & South (p22-23) which features the flats Land of Pleasure and Mello Yello.
You can check out more media attention for the project here.
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.
Photos of the Hyde Street keg party from the Otago Daily Times.
Student hits back over Hyde St from the Otago Daily Times.