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Most people are agreed that the weather in Dunedin is a long way from idyllic. But as the June 1871 edition of Evangelist notes, the weather is just ideal for one peculiar breed of folk: scholars…

“The climate in Dunedin, from its bracing character, as compared with the more warm, and, in some instances, weakening climate of the northern parts of New Zealand, presents an advantage for study, which those who have had experience in warm climates will fully appreciate.”

(‘Notes of Travel in New Zealand’, Evangelist, June 1871; quoted in the Otago Daily Times, 28 December 2009)