Tuesday, 30 July 2013

What's on in August

New Zealand's Family History Fair
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August
at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland
Free entry to the Exhibition Hall (List of Exhibitors)
98 seminars and 26 speakers (including 6 international) over three days.
Friday 2 August 1:30pm - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 3 and 4 August 10am - 5pm
Cost: $5 per seminar or 5 for $20. Tickets on sale at the Fair from Friday 2nd August 1:30pm on a first come first served basis.
A wealth of topics covered, including: BDM Online, Genealogy Master Class, Research Methodology, Standards of proof, Beginners guide to Whakapapa research, Papers Past: The Art of Search, Digitising your family history, Family Photos, Photoshop Your Images, Scrapbooking your Genealogy, Facebook for Genealogists, DNA basics, WW100, Military Personnel Records, Finding Richard III.

Monthly Meeting and Talk - 'A few of my favourite things' by Stephanie Smith
Sunday 4th August 2.00 p.m.
in the Okahukura Room, first floor, Tauranga Library (please note change of venue).
by Stephanie Smith, Specialist Information Librarian in Research Collections, Tauranga Library, shows off some of her favourites from the library's archives and rare books collections. No raindrops, no roses, no whiskers, no kittens - just some fascinating items, including some you might not expect to find in a library. (Stephanie notes: If you went to the Friends of the Libraries' July 2013 meeting, you can miss this one.)

History Day - Katikati
Saturday 24th August, 10am - 3pm
at The Katikati Heritage Museum, 3 Wharawhara Road (cnr SH2), Katikati
Exhibitions, photos and working models of the early logging industry in Katikati ... plus:
- Brett Payne (Photo-Sleuth) will talk about How to extract critical historical information from old photographs
- Max Avery will discuss his research on Arthur Honeyfield including his involvement in past Harbour Boards
- The future for the Katikati Heritage Museum by Paula Gaelic
- A guided walk around Waterford, Katikati’s Historical Precinct by Rosalie Smith and Joan Boggiss
- A magic lantern show at the Katikati Heritage Museum
Cost: $25
Booking essential - To reserve a place email events@westernbay.govt.nz
Courtesy of Kathy Webb, Team Leader Community and Cultural Development, Western Bay of Plenty District Council

If you know of an event of significance to Tauranga/Bay of Plenty history that will take place in the next few months, please email me and I'll add it to this list. 

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