Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2014

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Index of Events
Date Event
Wed 27th August Talk: The history of the New Zealand Opera Company, 1954-1971.
Tues 2nd Sept Talk on Wellington’s 1848 Earthquakes, Karori
Wed 3rd Sept An Awfully Big Adventure - The Experience of World War 1.
Sat 6th Sept
In the event of rain, Sun 7th Sept at 2pm.
Guided Walk - ‘The lads that never came home - plus a couple that did’
Sun 21st Sept Walking for Peace
Sat 20th Sept Open Day and Plant Sale Otari Native Botanic garden and Wiltons Bush Reserve Wilton Road Wellington
Tues 23rd Sept ‘No less than everything’ - The art and times of Dame Janet Paul
Sun 28th Sept Open Day Antrim House
Wed 1st Oct "Putting the Contents in Context" - a talk on New Zealand colonial furniture by William Cottrell

 
Details of Events
Friends of Turnbull Library
Talk: The history of the New Zealand Opera Company, 1954-1971.
Doug Munro will give a public talk based on his research into the NZ Opera Company archives and the family papers of his father, opera singer Donald Munro.
Wed 27th August
5.30pm at Tiakiwai Conference Centre, lower ground floor, Aitken Street entrance of the National Library of New Zealand. Free entry, donations welcome.
Kate Fortune Tel: 021 109 4001 fotl@paradise.net.nz
Karori Historical Society
Talk on Wellington’s 1848 Earthquakes, Karori
Dr Rodney Grapes, a distinguished Wellington academic will be talking about the impact of the 1848 earthquakes in Wellington, including how they came about and recorded details from an eye witness account.
Tues 2nd Sept
7.45pm. St Ninian’s Church, Newcombe Crescent, Karori. Free Admission
Judith Burch Ph:(04)4764-400 e-mail: artybees@actrix.gen.nz
Onslow Historical Society
An Awfully Big Adventure - The Experience of World War 1.
This talk marks the centenary of Britain declaring war on Germany on 4th August 1914 and the first in the Society’s programme to commemorate World War I. Jane Tolerton is a Wellington-based writer. In 1987, with Nicholas Boyack, she established the World War One Oral History Archive. Interviews were carried out with more than 80 veterans then aged between 87 and 99. Jane’s talk is built on audio extracts from the veteran interviews and photos of them young and old. Jane’s book An Awfully Big Adventure, $45.00 in paperback, will be available for purchase.
Wed 3rd Sept
7.45pm Onslow Community Church, 4 Ngatoto Street, Khandallah
Murray Pillar, Ph 04 473 3622 Email: millwoodgallery@xtra.co.nz
Friends of Bolton Street Cemetery
Guided Walk - ‘The lads that never came home - plus a couple that did’
A guided tour of the Cemetery, to see some of the World War I headstones and hear the stories of these young men. Sensible walking shoes will be required.
Sat 6th Sept
In the event of rain, Sun 7th Sept at 2pm.
2pm. Meet at the Seddon Memorial, end of Kinross Street, Kelburn. Gold coin donation to assist the headstone repair programme.
Judy Bale, tel: 04-499-8588 Email: judybale@paradise.net.nz
The Terrace Centre, Johnsonville
Walking for Peace
A Vigil will be held on September 21st using our Labyrinth at 18 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville, as the focus of prayers and meditations for peace in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. From 4 to 6pm we will celebrate World Day of Peace with candles, music, reflections and walking the labyrinth.
Sun 21st Sept
4 - 6pm 18 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville, right off Broderick Rd. The Terrace Centre is visible from the Johnsonville Station looking towards the top end of Wanaka St. There are no entry fees.
Andrew Donovan 478 0944 donovans@actrix.gen.nz
Otari Wliton’s Bush Trust
Open Day and Plant Sale Otari Native Botanic garden and Wiltons Bush Reserve Wilton Road Wellington
Open Day with special events and native plant sale. A special opening by the Mayor of the historic curator’s cottage currently being renovated. Coffee BBQ food Walks and displays for all ages.
Sat 20th Sept
9.30am Opening of Curators Cottage upgrade by the Mayor.
10am Plant Sale.
Other activities throughout the day.
Otari Native Botanic garden and Wiltons Bush Reserve, Wilton Road, Wellington
Margaret Crimp 4753263 r.crimp@xtra.co.nz
Friends of Turnbull Library
‘No less than everything’ - The art and times of Dame Janet Paul
Public talk by Brendan O’Brien, based on his research into the life and work of noted artist and publisher Dame Janet Paul.
Tues 23rd Sept
5.30pm at Tiakiwai Conference Centre, lower ground floor, National Library of New Zealand, Aitken Street entrance. Free entry, donations welcome.
Kate Fortune Tel: 021 109 4001 fotl@paradise.net.nz
Heritage New Zealand
Open Day Antrim House
Learn about the history, conservation and preservation of the former home of Robert Hannah and his family from 1905- the 1930s and since the mid 1980s the National Office of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, now known as Heritage New Zealand.
Bookings essential - see below.
Sun 28th Sept
11am - 5pm
Tours on the hour. Bookings essential. Adults $10, members and students $7, children free.
For details about bookings please contact Heritage New Zealand Central Region office on: infocentral@heritage.org.nz Ph 04 494 8320 Antrim House 63 Boulcott St Wellington.
Marina Welch, Central Region office Heritage New Zealand, ph 04 494 8320. email infocentral@heritage.org.nz
Historic Places Wellington
"Putting the Contents in Context" - a talk on New Zealand
colonial furniture by William Cottrell
While a piece of historic furniture might be easily placed into an historic house, should it be there? William Cottrell, author of "Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era", has spent many years working on the restoration of heritage and historic furniture. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Canterbury examining the design links between early New Zealand and international furniture. In this talk William will start by briefly introducing his new work looking at furniture patterns in 19th century New Zealand and overseas. These help to explore what styles arrived in NZ and what then became the dominant fashions. The fashions in turn help establish the linkage between the house and its original contents. Using a number of examples of historic furniture, he will explore how to go about the processes of researching the furniture (style, materials, construction techniques, etc.), including comparisons with the known provenance and analysing its potential relevance. Finally, he will look at how sensitive restoration can help present important items for display, or use, to give a historic building that 'feels right'.
Wed 1st Oct
7pm at Schools of Architecture & Design, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington
As we need to know the numbers attending, please email wgtn@historicplacesaotearoa
.org.nz or phone John Daniels ph 9387971

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