Your Dream for Aotearoa

Date: Thursday 23rd January, 10.00 to 10.20 He Tohu tour; 10.30 to 12.00 Your Dream for Aotearoa workshop

Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Cost: Free event. Booking required. 


What is your Dream for Aotearoa? Come and find out more about your identity, culture and how to express yourself. Bring the tamariki for a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘He Tohu’ at 10am and learn about the three documents that shaped New Zealand:

  • 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
  • 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi
  • 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine

Be inspired by famous New Zealanders and the three documents that shaped New Zealand — a declaration, a treaty, a petition — while you sketch your ideas ‘in situ’ to create a collective piece of artwork.

The duration of the tour will be 20 minutes All ages are welcome, and caregivers can grab a coffee but are expected to supervise their children through the duration of the workshop.

About the presenters

Our experienced learning facilitators will make this tour fun for children and adults alike. Staff will lead the activities and help children to be creative.

Spaces are limited so be sure to email “RSVP Your Dream for Aotearoa workshop” and your details to to secure your spot!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Children looking at a display in He Tohu.

Children looking at a display in He Tohu.