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Tour Janet Frame's Oamaru

When:

Sun 6 Oct 2019, 1:00pm–3:30pm

Where: Janet Frame House, 56 Eden St, Oamaru, North Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Guided Tour: $10.00
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Listed by: Oamaru Opera House

A Waitaki Arts Festival Event: Join us on a discovery tour to explore the Oamaru that writer Janet Frame knew in the 1930s and 1940s. You’ll visit some of the iconic places of her childhood and learn about her own incredible life story.

There are two tour options during the Waitaki Arts Festival:
- Pick up a free brochure from the Oamaru i-SITE and enjoy a self-guided tour at your leisure.
- Book a place on the guided walking tour with Ralph Sherwood, the former curator of Janet Frame’s childhood home at 56 Eden Street. The tour includes admission to Janet Frame’s childhood home at 56 Eden Street (otherwise not open until November) and a light afternoon tea.

The guided tour starts at 1pm, rain or shine, and should take about two to two-and-a-half hours. Bring your walking shoes!

Stops include:
- Janet Frame’s childhood home at 56 Eden Street
- A view of Janet Frame’s kingdom by the sea
- Oamaru North School
- Waitaki Girls’ High School
- The Oamaru Opera House
- The Athenaeum building
- The Historic Precinct
- The Railway Station
- The site of the baths
- The Oamaru Public Gardens
- Willowglen
- Janet Frame’s final resting place in Oamaru Cemetery

Guided Tour Bookings: Contact Chloe on 027 839 0423.