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Wed 2 Nov 2016, 2:15pm–4:00pm

Where: All Saints' Community Centre, 338 Church St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: cgordon3450

Speaker: Dr. Leonel Alvarado, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, School of Humanities, Massey University

Leonel will discuss how Latin American people, landscapes and cultures have been defined through
the writings of European, North American, and Australasian travellers. Columbus’s Diary, Raleigh’s
quest for El Dorado, the Scottish adventure in Panama, the Humboldt effect on Latin American nature,
an American traveller purchasing a Mayan city, Victorian women dining in Patagonia, an Australian
traversing the ‘Camino de la muerte’ in Bolivia and a kiwi traveller cycling through the Andes have
contributed to the ‘invention’ of an entire continent.

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