November 2019

Gillian Whitehead

Lilburn Lecture — Breath of the birds: the revival of taonga puoro

Friday 1 November 2019, 6pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

The 2019 Lilburn Lecture sees esteemed New Zealand composer Dame Gillian Whitehead (Ngāi te Rangi) speak of the origin of ngā taonga puoro, their revival, and how she has used these traditional Māori musical instruments in her work. The lecture will include a performance by Bridget Douglas and Alistair Fraser.

Part of: Pūkana

Laurinda Thomas

For the love of the Library

Thursday 7 November 2019, 1pm to 2pm

He Matapihi Molesworth Library, Te Ahumairangi ground floor, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

The loss of Central Library revealed just how much we love and need our libraries. Three librarians - Laurinda Thomas, Bee Trudgeon, Jackson Nieuwland — discuss, with author Elizabeth Knox, what they value most about their work, their workplace and how they see the libraries of the future for Aotearoa.

Happy World Digital Preservation Day!

Preserving your Facebook (and other social media) accounts

Thursday 7 November 2019, 1:10pm to 2pm

Tiakiwai Seminar Rooms, National Library Wellington

Alexander Turnbull Library's Digital Collections Services Leader Jessica Moran will discuss the recently announced ATL100 Facebook Archives Project The Library is inviting New Zealanders to donate their Facebook Archives. Join us on World Digital Preservation Day.

Part of: ATL 100

Pukana Whanau Day

Pūkana whānau day

Saturday 9 November 2019, 10am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Come and explore Pūkana, our new exhibition all about Māori performance! We’ve got a great lineup of performances and activities for you and the whānau including: kapa haka, taonga pūoro, harakeke weaving, storytelling in te reo, and many more!

Part of: Pūkana

Nick Bollinger

Revolutions per minute: The counterculture in New Zealand 1960-1975

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Do you remember the 1960s and 1970s? Nick Bollinger is a Wellington freelance writer and researcher working on a book chronicling the development of the counterculture in New Zealand. His book will trace the roots of countercultural ideas, showing how these were disseminated in this country, how they intersected and diverged.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Programme — 2019

Abstracting Oral History

Abstracting oral history — day one

Saturday 16 November 2019, 8:45am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

The abstract is a comprehensive time-coded summary, which serves as a guide to the oral history researcher. Here is an opportunity to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract.

Part of: Abstracting oral history

Abstracting Oral History

Abstracting oral history — day two

Sunday 17 November 2019, 8:45am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

The abstract is a comprehensive time-coded summary, which serves as a guide to the oral history researcher. Here is an opportunity to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract.

Part of: Abstracting oral history

Jim Moriarity Aneta Pond Helne Pearse Otene

Te Rākau Trust and the creation of ‘Undertow’

Monday 18 November 2019, 12pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Jim Moriarty, Aneta Pond and Helen Pearse-Otene of Te Rakau Trust discuss their journey to create a Theatre Marae experience.

Part of: Pūkana

A boat

Teaching Te Tiriti — Auckland

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 10am to 12pm

He Tohu Tāmaki Education Space, National Library Auckland

Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi related topics. Share ideas on how to engage students in our inspiring new learning space, He Tohu Tāmaki.

Louise McCrone and Leslie Lewis with a sign Rust + Restoration in the background.

Rust + Restoration — He Waikura He Whakauka: Rescuing the film collection of Thomas H Whetton

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

This presentation takes you through the meticulous work Ngā Taonga did to rescue the footage by freelance filmamker Thomas H Whetton and the other taonga in the Whetton collection.

Chris Thompson playing a guitar in a room surrounded by guitars.

Woodsheddin’ — A concert by Chris Thompson

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 12pm to 1pm

Tiakiwai Seminar Rooms, National Library Wellington

A free concert by New Zealand singer-songwriter Chris Thompson.

A boat

Teaching Te Tiriti — Auckland

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

He Tohu Tāmaki Education Space, National Library Auckland

Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi related topics. Share ideas on how to engage students in our inspiring new learning space, He Tohu Tāmaki.

Maps of Antartica

Mapping Antarctica — The frozen continent revealed

Thursday 21 November 2019 to Thursday 12 December 2019

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

An exhibition of maps of Antartica. The exhibition will launch an exhibition of maps of Antartica. The exhibition will launch the 2019 map of Antartica, which is being distributed to every New Zealand school.

A boat

Teaching Te Tiriti — Auckland (morning)

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 7:30am to 9:30am

He Tohu Tāmaki Education Space, National Library Auckland

Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi related topics. Share ideas on how to engage students in our inspiring new learning space, He Tohu Tāmaki.

A boat

Teaching Te Tiriti — Auckland (afternoon)

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 12:20pm to 2:30pm

He Tohu Tāmaki Education Space, National Library Auckland

Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi related topics. Share ideas on how to engage students in our inspiring new learning space, He Tohu Tāmaki.

Dr C Bishop

Women mean business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Dr Catherine Bishop is a Sydney-based historian with a particular focus on women. She has a postdoctoral fellowship at Macquarie University (2019-2021) for her project ‘A History of Australian Businesswomen Since 1880’, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Programme — 2019