Get HSTS headerGet HSTS header DSIR (Department of Student Inebriation Research) | The Community Archive
Last updated: 3 September 2009

DSIR (Department of Student Inebriation Research)

Item | Still image | Held by Dunedin Student Flat Names Archive

What is it?


DSIR (Department of Student Inebriation Research)


Sarah Gallagher

Part of collection:

Level of description:


Resource type / medium:

Still image | Photographs


114 Union Street

The name plate was made using the head board from a single bed. The flatmates all signed the back. The flatmates had a car with DSIR painted on the side and they all wore white lab coats when drinking. The brown splodge on the image DSIR - 2000 was where the 96ZM sticker was placed. This was required for the flat to be included in the competition.

“Two of the best years of my life were spent in the DSIR (114 Union St). We named it as part of the 96ZM Name Ya Flat competition, which we won our division. Long may the name live on!!!!” [Clay Davies]

“DSIR won the R21 category (made sense before the drinking age was lowered) ;)” [Brad Eales]

“DSIR (Department of Student Inebriation Research). My girlfriends dad worked for the actual DSIR (Dept Scientific and Industrial Research), so a clever play on the well known organisation. Ironically two of us went on to work for IRL (who came out of DSIR) once we graduated!” [Tijs Robinson]

Dates covered:

1999 - Current



Access conditions:

All content is copyright of the creator.

Format if not original:

DSIR - 2000 was originally taken with 35mm film using a Pentax ME Super.

Finding aids:


Tell us more

If you have additional information about this item please tell us about it by adding comments on the summary tab.

0 comments have been added so far.

Associated with:


North Dunedin


student culture · flatting · street art · scarfies · print culture · signs · ephemera · flat names · house names · University of Otago · environmental psychology

We welcome suggestions from the public on these keywords / tags. If you feel some are incorrect or missing please make suggestions here.

Login or register to tag items