Proudly brought to you by Heritage New Zealand (formerly known as New Zealand Historic Places Trust) in association with Southern Heritage Trust and University of Otago, a free public lecture.
Lost Gold – Archaeology and research in the New Zealand Goldfields
Presented by Dr Peter Petchey
The New Zealand goldfields stretch from Southland to Coromandel, and were an important part of the development of modern New Zealand. They are archaeologically very rich, with mines, stamper batteries, tramways, miners’ huts and ghost towns scattered through the hills. Less well known, but essential for the interpretation of this evidence, are the remnants of the old School of Mines libraries that contain the books that the mining engineers actually used. The most important library of all was at the Otago School of Mines, which is forgotten but not quite lost. This talk will explore both the archaeology of the goldfields and the significance of these lost libraries.
When: Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 5.30pm
Venue: Archway 2 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago (cnr Union Street East and Leith Walk) [map item 44]
█ Peter Petchey is a Dunedin based archaeologist who has a particular interest in the archaeology of the New Zealand goldfields and in industrial archaeology. His recent research has been on the archaeology of the stamper battery in New Zealand. He has also worked on research projects in Thailand and Papua New Guinea.
█ Biography: Lawson, Robert Arthur (1833–1902), Architect
This biography was written by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki and was first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Volume 2, 1993
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The Rolling Stones Published on Oct 5, 2014
New Zealand – The Rolling Stones are heading your way!
Ladies and Gentleman they are back! The Rolling Stones are ready to make their long awaited return to New Zealand. Following the sell-out European leg of the 14 ON FIRE tour, the most eagerly anticipated concert in years takes to the road for one big show in New Zealand at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on 22 November.
The Rolling Stones 14 ON FIRE continues the exhilarating celebration of the band’s five decades, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe. Mick Taylor, former guitarist with the band from 1969-1974, will be a special guest.
14 ON FIRE hit Europe this summer travelling to sell-out venues and festivals across the continent on the tour. Critics praised The Rolling Stones shows as the “concert of a lifetime.”
Special guests have also been confirmed as rock group Hunters & Collectors.
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