Local History Week 2013 – Talks

Local History Week


Everyone is welcome to drop in for these talks. Bring your lunch with you and enjoy a free hot drink afterwards.

Local History Week Opening
Join us in celebrating the 6th annual Local History Week opening! This morning tea event will highlight some of the upcoming Local History Week programme and feature an awards ceremony for a local schools history prize.
All Welcome | Sponsored by the Manawatu Journal of History.
11am | 1st Floor | Central Library

Charlotte Warburton: A single woman of energy and means
A talk about the establishment of Guiding in the Manawatu and other civic projects.
SPEAKER: Helen Dollery
12 noon | 2nd Floor| Central Library

MINA MCKENZIE MEMORIAL LECTURE: Anti-Semitism at the End of the World
Anti-Semitism has not been politically significant in New Zealand and Jews have played a significant role in local government as mayors of Auckland or Wellington. But as historian Robert Wistrich notes, anti-Semitism is the world’s longest hatred and New Zealand is not exempt. This lecture outlines the nature of local ideologies and activities.
SPEAKER: Paul Spoonley, Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences,  Massey University.
Organised by the Te Manawa Museum Society
7pm | at Te Manawa Art Gallery


Churches in the Rangitikei and Manawatu: A Divine Legacy
Frederick de Jersey Clere, the architect, designed many local churches. This talk centres on these buildings, the man and his contribution to architecture.
SPEAKER: Helen Smith.
12 noon | 2nd Floor| Central Library


Of Course You Had to Have the Cake Tins Full: Afternoon tea in the Manawatu 1930-1950
SPEAKER: Megan Watson
12 noon | 2nd Floor| Central Library

‘HEROES HERMITS AND HOBOS’ A talk by Tina White, journalist, and  writer of ‘Memory Lane’
Some people are unforgettable for different reasons and in different ways. This talk examines some of the bygone characters who left their mark on our region. Sponsored by the Palmerston North Heritage Trust
5.30PM | 2nd Floor | Central Library

From Pit to Park – the development of Edwards Pit Park
Presentation about the site’s history, usage  over time and the emergence of Edwards
Pit Park as a community driven project. SPEAKER: Marise Clark from Pit Park People
7PM | Roslyn Community Living Room


Best Research Tips
Researchers share some of their top tips on researching.  We encourage you to bring your best tip to share with the audience.
SPEAKERS: Margaret Tennant; Geoff Watson; Lucy Marsden; Lesley Courtney
12 noon | 2nd Floor| Central Library


The Maori Battalion Hall
This talk looks at the Maori Battalion Hall’s rich history.
12 noon | 2nd Floor | Central Library

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