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Old Government Buildings Seminars


Sat 3 Apr 2010, 11:00am–12:00pm
Sat 10 Apr 2010, 10:00am–11:00pm
Sat 17 Apr 2010, 11:00am–12:00pm
Sat 24 Apr 2010, 11:00am–12:00pm

Where: Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Each week, the Department of Conservation puts on a seminar talk about topics around the old Government Buildings. The building is open on Saturdays from 10am-4pm until the 24 April 2010 for free viewing and tours.

A talk is on at 11am each week:

3 April: Historic ranger Paulette Wallace talks about an intimate and compelling history and function of the oldest working clock in NZ - the old Government Buildings clock.

10 April (Note: 10am Start): Heritage consultant Michael Kelly talks about the early years of the old Government Buildings and its powerful symbol representing the development of our nation.

17 April: Retired architect Terence Broad talks about Victoria University's modern use of the old Government Buildings, and the character modern tenants give to old buildings.

24 April: Archaeologist Bruce McFadgen focuses on the 1855 Earthquake and what archaeology can tell us about the land we live on in Wellington.