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Sat 10 Aug 2013, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Tiakiwai Conference Centre, Cnr Aitken & Molesworth Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: joanmccracken7

As part of Family History Month 2013, three speakers will explore different aspects of family history research.

'New Zealand’s first ice imports'
Nigel Isaacs, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, will explore the people, the voyages and the technology required to bring ice to New Zealand before the days of machine-made ice. In his research he made extensive use of the same resources family historians use – newspapers, business directories, magazines, books, archives, Government Gazettes, web searching and even eBay.

'What are they wearing?'
Walter Cook of the Alexander Turnbull Library’s Arrangement & Description team will give an illustrated talk that will show how 19th century photographs can be dated through understanding changes in fashion and clothing.

'The remarkable Mrs Wiltshire: 'Champion female pedestrienne of the world!'
Curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library, David Colquhoun, will talk about his biographical research into 'The remarkable Mrs Wiltshire'. In 1876 Catherine Wiltshire completed several impressive feats of endurance walking. David has resurrected her achievements in an article for the Turnbull Library Record, which this year has the theme of recreation and sport.

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