25 Mar 2019

Heritage Festival at the Library

16427 NCC Heritage Festival 2019 Collateral Jan19 Banners 210w 002 “Heritage Week” has been a distinctive and much-loved celebration on Nelson’s calendar for many years. Last year the event grew into a true festival of heritage activities with over 40 individual events, over three exciting weeks.

The 2019 Festival will run through most of April and includes many events across the region - including at Elma Turner Library. Pick up a programme from any of our branches or ask a librarian for more information. There is sure to be something for everyone. 

High res Tina Makereti

Tina Makereti is the author of the short story collection Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, which was the winner of the Fiction award at Ngā Kupu Ora 2011. Her debut novel Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings, won the Fiction award at the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards, and was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2016. Come and hear Tina in conversation with Liz Price, where they will be discussing her latest novel: The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke, longlisted for this year’s Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke is the tale of an orphaned son of a Māori chief; an ardent student of English; a wide-eyed survivor; a living exhibit; and a young man exploring the savage streets of Victorian London.

Tina Makereti in conversation with Liz Price Saturday 6 April 2 - 3pm. No charge, no bookings required. Elma Turner Library. 

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Also at Elma Turner Library:

Biology is Destiny - Phrenology

In outlining the general principles of phrenology the speaker, Nigel Costley, draws on a sensational local example: the death masks of the Maungatapu Murderers. Sunday 7 April 2pm. No bookings required, $2 pp. Queries: 548 3101. 

A Broken Promise? Nelson Tenths and the Settlement of Nelson

John and Hilary Mitchell talking about Nelson Tenths and the New Zealand Company with an insight as to how Wakatu Incorporated was founded. Monday 8 April 12 - 1.30pm. Bookings required, koha. 

The Prow Local History Website

Explore the Top of the South history website, The Prow, with Nicola Harwood. Learn how to contribute to the content and share your local stories. Thursday 11 April 9.30 - 11.30am. Bookings required. No charge.

A Glimpse into the Past with Postcards

A display of 400 postcards involving the Nelson region. Thursday 9 April - Sunday 28 April during opening hours. 

Bookings can be made by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz, (03) 546 0414 or in person.