Launched in July 2012, Built in Dunedin is a blog exploring the architectural and social history of buildings in Dunedin, a southern city of New Zealand. Most of the posts are about individual buildings, with occasional excursions into other topics. So far the coverage has generally been of buildings from the 1860-1940 period, although my interests are more wide ranging.
I have a PhD (Otago) in music and history. My thesis topic was Raffaello Squarise, an Italian musician who lived and worked in Dunedin in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
I am an archivist by profession and my work has included arranging and describing extensive architectural archives. I have researched and reviewed built heritage for private and local authority commissions. My many public presentations include the 2017 R.A. Lawson Lecture, and I have contributed to educational courses. Versions of some of the posts here appeared as features in the Otago Daily Times.
Thank you for reading. Ngā mihi maioha.