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Joan Druett - Bully Hayes of The Pacific


Sun 16 Oct 2016, 3:30pm–4:30pm

Where: Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird (excluding TicketDirect service fee): $12.00
  • Full (excluding TicketDirect service fee): $16.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: amanda280

The fascinating true story of William ‘Bully’ Hayes, the so-called 19th century ‘Pirate of the Pacific’.

Discover the myth – an inspiration for fictional characters and films – and the man: less noble but no less intriguing. Maritime historian Joan Druett will regale us with tales both true and wild about the fascinating William Hayes, a legendary and genuine rogue and adventurer.

Joan Druett is the author of numerous books of tales true and otherwise about life under sail. These include the popular Island of the Lost, the fascinating story of two shipwrecks in 1864 on the remote and harsh shores of Auckland Island. In 2012, her critically acclaimed work on Cook’s navigator, Tupaia, was awarded the New Zealand Book Award for General Non-Fiction.

Sort the fact from the fiction with maritime historian Joan Druett, in conversation with Jessie Bray Sharpin from the Nelson Provincial Museum. The Notorious Captain Hayes - a swash-buckling affair not to be missed!