Capturing moments that make history
- Date: Tuesday, 10 April, 2018
5pm to 6pm
Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington
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Come to this illustrated presentation about collection items related to the Wahine Disaster. Let Gillian Headifen and Amalaratna, from the Alexander Turnbull Library, take you into the world of the collections they care for.
The capture of events through images or narrative creates invaluable material to remember and commemorate significant historical events.
Gillian and Amalaratna will present examples of oral history interviews and significant images from the Wahine Disaster. They will share their perspectives on the value of:
- recorded oral histories
- images as evidence and visual aid, and
- the important role these collections play in research and commemorations.
About the speakers
Gillian Headifen is an Oral History Librarian. Gillian has worked with oral history for 17 years at the Turnbull Library.
Amalaratna is the Acting Research Librarian Pictorial Specialist. She has worked at the Alexander Turnbull Library for 10 years. Before that she worked in the National Library Reference Service. Amalaratna enjoys working with the pictorial collections. The pictorial collections include photographs, drawings paintings and prints and visual ephemera (intended for short term use such as posters).