Launched in July 2012, Built in Dunedin explores the architectural and social history of buildings in Dunedin, a southern city of New Zealand. Most of the blog’s posts are about individual buildings, with occasional excursions into other related topics. .
The author, David Murray, has a PhD (Otago) in music and history. His thesis topic was Raffaello Squarise, an Italian musician who lived and worked in Dunedin in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
David is an archivist by profession and his work has included arranging and describing extensive architectural archives. He has researched and reviewed built heritage through private and local authority commissions. His many public presentations include the 2017 R.A. Lawson Lecture, and he has contributed to educational courses. Versions of some of the posts here appeared as features in the Otago Daily Times. David received the Dunedin Bluestone Award in 2021.
Thank you for reading. Ngā mihi maioha.