An augmented reality (AR), location based iPhone application to help you explore and DiscovAR™ the unseen history of a place and its people.

DiscovAR™ is a visual and chronological reference about places and people of note within Dunedin’s heritage, arts and culture. Like a window through time, you can view your surroundings, overlaid with photographs, video and audio narratives that tell the story of our human endeavor. DiscovAR™ mode includes:-

    AR navigation tools to help you locate, orientate and find your way around.
    Interactive AR markers enable you to identify and access stories surrounding a landmark.
    More than 450 different media items to delight, confound and inform.

From the early settler days of the 1840′s, through economic highs and war worried lows, see the rapid transformation of a city flush with Gold as told by it’s architecture and bear witness to modern feats of construction as well as demolition.

In some places the past melds nicely with the present while in many places it is difficult to recognise your location the way it once was. Relish the challenge of merging time and place and explore Dunedin at your own leisure, 24/7:-

    Save time, search for locations and landmarks based on your interests and location
    Save your mobile data allowance, tap into the free wireless hot spots available at selected locations.
    Save and share the information you DiscovAR™.

Come visit, play & enjoy!

aethAR9 Ltd


“…according to the General Theory of Relativity space is endowed with physical qualities; in this sense, therefore, there exists an Aether. According to the General Theory of Relativity space without Aether is unthinkable; for in such space there not only would be no propagation of light, but also no possibility of existence for standards of space and time (measuring-rods and clocks), nor therefore any space-time intervals in the physical sense. But this Aether may not be thought of as endowed with the quality characteristic of ponderable media, as consisting of parts which may be tracked through time….”

~ Aether and the Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein, PhD. Address delivered on May 5th, 1920, at the University of Leyden, Germany.


Here at AethAR9 we think it’s pretty cool to see what can be achieved through shared vision, talented people and collaboration. We hope you enjoy exploring and playing with this application, that you will perhaps discover something new about the places and people whose stories are shared here.


We work to expand the content of this application and share the stories of other communities, people and places. If you are interested in working with us, to share your stories using mobile AR technology, we would love to hear from you.

Click here to email us @ aethar9

Renee, Tim & Stu