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Author Talk: Barry Holdaway

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gold coin donation

Friends of Marlborough District Libraries invite you to a presentation by local historian/author Barry Holdaway about his recently published book: ‘The Wairau and its Forgotten Capital’ , a narrative of life at the Wairau Bar during the mid- 19th century. Hear about early Pakeha involvement with the area, beginning with the so-called Blenkinsopp Purchase of 1832 and following the settlement through to the 1860s.

Barry Holdaway is a retired farmer from Dillons Point, near Blenheim who has had a lifelong interest in the history of the Wairau Bar area. He is a researcher and writer, a member of the Marlborough Historical Society and served on the Archives Council of New Zealand in Wellington from 2009-2015.

Join us to learn more about the history of your local community.

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Gold coin donation
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Website:
http://www.marlboroughlibraries.govt.nz/

Venue

Blenheim District Libary
33 Arthur Street
Blenheim, Marlborough 7240 New Zealand
Phone:
520 7491
Website:
http://www.marlboroughlibraries.govt.nz/

Organizer

Friends of Marlborough District Libraries
Phone:
520 7491
Email:
library@marlborough.govt.nz
Website:
http://www.marlboroughlibraries.govt.nz/