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Mirrors On the Land: CANCELLED

When:

Tue 17 Mar 2020, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Cancelled - Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, we have made the decision to cancel the Mirrors on the Land talk at Zealandia on 17th March 2020.

Our top priority is our visitors’ health and wellbeing and we are monitoring the situation closely. Zealandia’s 225-hectares of nature remains open and spending time in nature is known to improve people’s sense wellbeing.

This talk by Jonathan West uses histories of lakes Horowhenua, Tūtira, and Taupō to reflect on how and why we have polluted and degraded our lakes, and to help consider: what will it ask of us to restore them? It suggests we face stark and difficult choices.

How can we sustain ourselves and enjoy healthy lakes? Jonathan West is a historian broadly interested in how people and place have shaped one another in Aotearoa New Zealand. His first book The Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula recently won the W. H. Oliver Prize for best book on New Zealand history.

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Image 1: The Taueki family fishing for eels on Lake Horowhenua aboard the Hamaria canoe, the last war canoe on the lake. Photograph taken 6 June 1926 by G L Adkin. ATL PA1-q-002-07

Image 2: Jonathan West

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