"A handsome structure"
Events for An ornament to the town, a Turnbull Gallery exhibition about that central town fixture: the band rotunda.
- Date: Friday, 28 April, 2017
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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Recognising the heritage significance of New Zealand’s band rotundas
Band rotundas are a ubiquitous part of New Zealand’s historical and cultural heritage, from the deep south to far north. A total of 24 band rotundas are currently recognised for their heritage significance through entry on Heritage New Zealand’s New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (‘the List’), and several more have been proposed for listing.
In this talk, Joanna Barnes-Wylie will provide a general overview of the band rotundas entered on the List, then focus on examples from Dargaville, Auckland, Cambridge, Carterton, Blenheim, Kaiapoi, and Oamaru, to demonstrate variations in their architecture and history.
About the speaker
Joanna Barnes-Wylie works as Registrar at Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, where she has overall responsibility for the administration of the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero, the only national statutory record of our significant and varied historic and cultural heritage.
Prior to taking up the role of Registrar in December 2013, Joanna worked as Assistant Registrar for almost two years, spent four years working for the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive and Research Centre, and nearly five years employed as an archaeologist for the then New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Band rotunda in Oamaru, ca. 1915. Ref: 1/2-001363-G.