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Public talks mark 150th anniversary of Ewelme Cottage

Public talks mark 150th anniversary of Ewelme Cottage


Two experts in very different fields will hold public talks to mark the 150th anniversary of Ewelme Cottage – the Heritage New Zealand (formerly New Zealand Historic Places Trust) property in Parnell.

Textiles and costumes expert Angela Lassig will talk about Victorian embroidery using examples from Ewelme’s textile collection, and paper conservator Paul Taylor will talk about the significance of Ewelme’s outstanding 2500-strong collection of books, albums and pamphlets.

“Ewelme Cottage was the family home of Rev Vicesimus Lush, and the house holds an important collection of textiles, books and other items which were used by the Lush family during the 104 years they owned and lived in the house,” says the Manager of Ewelme Cottage, Cheryl Laurie.

“The cottage is unique in that it is a virtual time capsule, and the collection provides us with a fascinating insight into the life and times of an educated middle class family living in colonial Auckland.”

Angela Lassig will present her talk at the Jubilee Building at 3pm on June 22, followed by a brief walk to Ewelme Cottage to view the items that will feature in Angela’s presentation. Participants will also be able to enjoy a glass of wine on the verandah at Ewelme.

Paul Taylor will also present his talk at the Jubilee Building a week later at 3pm on June 29. As well as discussing the significance of Ewelme’s book collection, he will also give recommendations for caring for collection items including hints on how to preserve family archives and albums. Participants will also be able to stroll down to Ewelme afterwards to view the books on display and enjoy a glass of wine.

“The Ewelme collection is a remarkable feature of this charming cottage. Both speakers are experts in their fields, and are very engaging,” says Cheryl.

“People attending the talks will have a greater understanding of Ewelme’s treasures, while also picking up some practical tips on how to care for their own family heirlooms.”

Admission to the ‘talks and walks’ is $10 per adult with children free and Heritage New Zealand members $5 per person. To book contact Ph 524-5729 or email Highwic@heritage.org.nz

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