HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on
5 June 2012
St Ninian’s Hall, Newcombe Crescent, Karori
and friends welcome
Report and Accounts
Vice-President, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer
of Hon. Auditor
Harper is a committee member and Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics,
Victoria University of Wellington. His topic is:
there will be a transit of Venus the day after the meeting and there will be
no more for over 100 years John’s talk is very appropriate. It will
emphasise matters of historical interest rather than astronomical
technicalities and cover questions such as: What are they? When do they occur?
Why are they important enough for expeditions to be sent to observe them? Why
did Karori’s most eminent historian ask the speaker about them? What does
one see? How was New Zealand affected?
for the Committee
members will be welcomed on the committee. Elizabeth Bradford, who has been
responsible for maintaining our membership records and organising the delivery
and postage of our publications does not wish to continue after 2012 and
therefore we are looking for someone who can take over her role. Elizabeth has
also provided editorial advice and layout for the Newsletter. In addition there
are other committee members who have indicated their desire for a ‘rest’ –
if not this year then next. While we need people with archival skills, library
experience, website design and marketing, enthusiasm and a willingness to help
build the society is more important.
invoice is included with this Newsletter for those people who have not already
editor, Jo Elworthy has a number of articles suitable for the next edition, but
is anxious for members to contribute their own stories. Jo can be contacted at: email@example.com
and its People
yet we don’t have a date when the reprint will be available. However, we
suggest in the meantime it would be helpful if members could pass the word
around that further copies are coming.
were fortunate that the British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell was able to
speak to us about her diplomatic career. This was a fascinating and entertaining
account from a highly experienced diplomat.
– 4.30-6.00pm & 6.30-8.00pm Beverley Randell, whose family donated the
1865 cottage to be a writers’ cottage, will give two talks on its history and
Cottage, 14 St Mary Street, Thorndon.
– 12.30-1.30 pm
Professor Gary Hawke – ‘Flowering after the Long Depression?’ –
July 25 –
Strange – ‘The production of photographs in Katherine Mansfield’s time
& their preservation today’
at Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society, Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori