Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wairarapa Archival Society AGM

Our support group (and our founders 22 years ago) the Wairarapa Archival Society is having its AGM on Thursday 18 August at 7.00 p.m, here in the Archive.  If you are interested in our work, and interested in helping out in some way you should pop along.  The AGM will not be too long, and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards ....

But much more interestingly, Dr Kate Hunter will be talking to the meeting about "Local stories in large histories: what local archive offer historians".  Kate is a senior lecturer in history at Victoria University with special interest in

  • Australian History
  • gender history in colonial societies
  • histories of rural women
  • social history of WW1
  • rural and environmental histories
and she has used the Archive, both in her own research, and in the work of her honours and masters students.  She is a very entertaining speaker and will have some interesting insights into how professional historians view local archives.

If you are in any way interested in  the Wairarapa Archive,Wairarapa history or history/local archives in general, you should make a point of coming along to hear Kate speak.

Kate's latest book, Hunting - a New Zealand history has lots of Wairarapa references and is available at the library, at local book stores - Hedleys and Paper Plus and on-line at Mighty Ape.

If you are interested in coming ring the Archive on 06-370-6311 or e-mail us.

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