This blog started in 2013, at the beginning of the project to research and write a new history of the University of Otago – now the book is here! The official launch is in March, as part of the 150th celebrations, but the book is for sale now in bookstores or through Otago University Press. Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand’s First University is an attractive 475-page hardback with jacket and includes numerous images; its price is $50. Happy reading!
isobel anne nikoloff said:
Please, Ali, look closely for and at “Miss Blackie”. I understand Dr. Blackie was one of the first women graduates in her specialty … was this Physics? And her intent and purpose in her later years was to assist and mentor women students in particular. In this she was especially active in the early to mid-1960’s. She hosted young women at her home.
In this time many flourished in her care.
Thank you Isobel. You’ll be pleased to hear that Agnes Blackie gets quite a few mentions in the book! And I will be giving a talk about her later this year, in September, as part of a public lecture series on ‘Great Scots’ connected with the University.