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Last updated: 3 September 2009


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

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Sarah Gallagher

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615 Castle Street

"Naming a flat is a lot of fun, people know here you live! Currently I live at the Beehive a notorious flat in the heart of Castle Street. People know the flat because of it's name and I am proud to be a member of it. I would hope that the Beehive name will be passed on for many years to come. It is a lovely scarfie flat, has a lot of heart and has hosted some outrageous parties over the years." [Harry Urquhart-Hay - Facebook]

“Lived in that shitbox Y2002. Housing inspectors found the wasn't 'earthed'. Lucky it was so dank, otherwise it would have gone up like a tinderbox. Big Mike, GG, Dave, Ferret and myself managed to cultivate a lone mushroom in the filth on the bathroom surface - hope subsequent tenants took good care of him.” [Duncan Blomfield - Facebook]

“Just went by last night and the sign was down!!!!! what the fuck ay! So I went in and blasted them with abuse. They said they would put it up again ... otherwise I vote that we take action.” [Connor Archbold - Facebook]

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2007 - Current



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The Beehive was part of the exhibition "My Flat Your Flat Our Place" which was part of OUSA Art Week, 10-14 August 2009, at the University of Otago.

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