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Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2021

A series of events: Monday 1 February 2021 to Saturday 30 October 2021

The Friends of the Turnbull Library, Nga Hoa o te Whare Pukapuka Turnbull, offers a monthly programme of public talks that are free to all. The public programme highlights the work of researchers who draw on Turnbull material for their projects.

The Friends of the Turnbull Library

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Singing the trail: the story of mapping Aotearoa New Zealand

Tuesday 9 February 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

John McCrystal tells the story of Aotearoa New Zealand through its maps — and the stories of the explorers who made those maps.

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Knowledge is a blessing on your mind: Whakapapa, science and history

Dame Anne Salmond ONZ, Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, will deliver the 2020 Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture.

1 hour 16 mins

Recorded Tuesday 23 February 2021 at Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

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‘Tooth and Veil’: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse

Thursday 18 March 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Noel O’Hare will talk about his recently published history of the School Dental Service (established in 1921).

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‘Crossing the Lines: A new history of New Zealand soldiers in WWII’

Thursday 22 April 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Brent Coutts discuss his book, Crossing the Lines. The story of homosexual soldiers in World War II. His three protagonists use their roles as female impersonators in Kiwi concert parties to develop a way to live as gay men within the military forces, boosting the morale of personnel in the Pacific Campaign and, along the way, falling in love with some of the men they met.

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‘From Suffrage to a Seat in the House’

Tuesday 18 May 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Jenny Coleman, senior lecturer at Massey University and author of From Suffrage to a Seat in the House, offers a challenging view of New Zealand’s record of being the first country to grant women the right to vote. She argues that the path to actual political power has been a shamefully long struggle.

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Kua mua, ka muri: Using our digital experiences to look back and move forward at the Alexander Turnbull Library

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

In 2020 the Alexander Turnbull Library celebrated its centenary. 100 years of building, protecting and providing research services. Mark Crookston will talk about how we used the centenary to look back on our digital experiences thus far and look forward to what we aspire to be as a research library.

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Dr H B Turbott, “the Radio Doctor”

Cancelled

Thursday 19 August 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Dunedin PhD graduate and researcher Claire Macindoe talk about Dr H B Turbott New Zealand’s first health communicator and disease-prevention expert.

What became of the Samuel Joseph family?

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Online — RSVP

Well-known Wellington writer and researcher Simon Nathan will talk about Amelia and Walter Nathan and their family, the inspiration for the large and boisterous Samuel Joseph family who feature in two of Katherine Mansfield’s best known short stories, Prelude and At the Bay.

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Behind the scenes: 150 years of the Turnbull Library

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Producer and director Anna Cottrell will discuss her recent film project taking her behind the scenes at the Alexander Turnbull Library, and show the 15-minute documentary that focuses on the fascinating behind-the-scenes work of this amazing research library and its many treasures.