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POSTPONED – “Winsome to Worldly: Lake Wanaka and its people” – Deed of Trust Anniversary, with dinner following

Burns Lecture Theatre 2 95 Albany St, Dunedin

Postponed due to Level 3 lockdown Dr Jonathan West, the Friends' Research Award 2019 recipient, will speak about his research on the southern lakes, towards the 2024  publication of a book by Otago University Press. After the talk, at 6.30pm, there will be a dinner at Ombrello's for Friends and their guests who wish to […]

The new University Librarian, Mike Wall

Hocken Library Seminar Room 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

He will talk about his background and special interests. He will also speak about his reaction to, and concern for, the future of the Hocken.

March talk – Signing of the Treaty in the south

Speaker: Edward Ellison, Ōtākou kaumātua, Chair of the New Zealand Conservation Authority Topic: For quite some time there has been  an element of uncertainty about who the Kai Tahu leaders were who signed the Treaty of Waitangi in the southern South Island. Careful research by Edward Ellison, and others, has largely cleared up  who […]