‘Get out of Mixed Flats’ demand [Critic, Vol XLIII, No. 8, July 4 1967]
“Otago students seethed last week when Falus, a campus broadsheet, revealed that Vice Chancellor R. Williams, had ordered a male student to leave a flat he shared with three girls.”
Source: OUSA Archives http://www.ousa.org.nz/history/archives/
“The University of Otago has been continuously evolving since the 1870s, which saw the construction of its first purpose-built buildings on the Dunedin site. Two major plans, completed in 1972 and 1980, have guided the growth of the Dunedin Campus over the last the last three decades. However, much has changed at the University in this time and an updated campus master plan is now urgently required.”
This is due to be published soon.
The Student and the Landlady were sitting by the fire,
The Student wept like anything to feel starvation dire.
“If I don’t get a feed,” he said, “I really shall expire.”
“Seven deaths in seven months will ruin me,” she cried.
“You wouldn’t care,” the Student said, “if I lay down and died.”
“What nonsense!” said the Landlady, “do you think I’ve got no pride?”
The Student and the Landlady are bitter foes you know;
The Student wept like anything because she bade him go.
“How cruel it is, ” the Student said, “to deal me such a blow.
Seven shifts in seven weeks I really can’t afford;
But pack my books and shirts and things I’ll go and hire a Ford –
“I doubt it,” said the Landlady, “unless you pay your board.”
An article in the weekend magazine giving a brief view of the history of some student traditions that have come, gone, and some of those that remain. There’s a lot not mentioned … things that have been banned, like the Knox howl. And there are also traditions not so commonly recognised, like naming flats. This is unique to Dunedin, it’s pretty special.
New named flat on Hyde Street – or at least I can see one in this photo from the ODT in the article “No toga parade but students will still party”.
The Community Archive’s end of year newsletter features a photo of Pink Flat the Door.
A story on ghetto flats in Dunedin directed by Justin Hawkes for New Zealand TV Show ‘Space’ way back in 2003.
It shows some pretty grotty flats, the important thing is that some of them are named; Hilton on Clyde and DSIR.
Article by Rebecca Tansley about the flat names project. This has generated quite a bit of interest and I’ve had some great correspondance from alumna about their flat names, and of course some interesting stories associated with them!