Conferences and Announcements

Karori Cemetery Anzac Day Talks (Wellington)

There will be free public presentations about memorials at Karori Cemetery, Services Section relating to those who served at Gallipoli and encompassing other aspects of World War 1, such as the different Corps in which men served, the men from the Niue and Cook Islands Contingent (named on the Memorial Archway), and those who died in the influenza epidemic in November 1918.

 

Date: Saturday 25 April.

Presentation times: 11.00am, 2.00pm, and 3.30pm.

Where: Karori Cemetery, Karori Road, Wellington.

Latest UNESCO Memory of the World newsletter is available

The latest issue of Nga Mahara, the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand newsletter, is available on the website: www.unescomow.org.nz.

Items in the newsletter cover the call for inscriptions to the Memory of the World New Zealand Register, significant milestones for some of the current inscriptions, and how the New Zealand Memory of the World Programme helped preserve documentary heritage from the Cook Islands.

Stout Centre (Wellington) lecture - Jenny Harper, Good art really matters: Christchurch’s Gallery without Walls

‘Shaky Ground’ – Christchurch and its Aftermath Seminar Series

Jenny Harper

Director, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

 

Good art really matters: Christchurch’s Gallery without Walls

Labour History Project - "Another World is Possible" Essay Competition 2015

"Another World is Possible" Essay Competition 2015

 

For the second time, the Labour History Project is running an essay competition to inspire debate on alternative futures.

 

Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Lecture (Wellington) - Damon Salesa: The First World War and the Pacific

Damon Salesa: The First World War and the Pacific

Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Lecture Programme 2015

Thursday, 30 April – 5.30pm

Tiakiwai Conference Centre – Lower Ground Floor

Free admission – all welcome

 

For enquiries: fotl@paradise.net.nz

See their website for more information: http://www.turnbullfriends.org.nz/whats-on-events/

Auckland Writers Festival, 13-17 May

The 2015 Auckland Writers Festival Programme is now live with plenty of history-related topics! (www.writersfestival.co.nz)

 

Call for articles - Turnbull Library Record

We are now inviting contributions for the 2016 issue of the Turnbull Library Record.

 

The Turnbull Library Record is a peer-reviewed journal in the humanities, published yearly by the Alexander Turnbull Library in association with the Friends of the Turnbull Library.

UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand - Call for inscriptions

UNESCO's Memory of the World New Zealand programme aims to recognise signifcant documentary heritage in museums, archives and libraries.

 

Please see the attachment for more information on how to make a submission for the register.

 

Submissions close 31 August 2015.

Victoria University of Wellington continuing education course - "A more central position in the colony": Celebrating 150 years of Wellington as the capital

As early as 1854, New Zealand’s premier, James Fitzgerald, suggested that “the General Assembly should be held in a more central position in the colony”, but it wasn’t until 1865 that the capital finally moved from Auckland. 26 July 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Wellington as New Zealand’s capital city. This course explores Maori and Pakeha perspectives of the capital’s social, economic and political history and the context of its move.

 

Heritage New Zealand consulting on policies

To provide leadership and direction in key areas of work, Heritage New Zealand is preparing five general statements of policy.  The policies are being developed under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.  We invite you to provide written comment on these draft policies.

 

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