Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Award-winning WWI author to present at Upper Hutt Library


Award-winning WWI author to present at Upper Hutt Central Library


An event called ‘From ‘Our Boys’ to Tough Men’ will see award-winning World War I biography author Jane Tolerton present at the Upper Hutt Central Library on Saturday 21 June at 2.00 pm, as part of the WW100 Centenary Speaker Series.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 12 JUN 2014—Award winning author, Jane Tolerton will share some of the many poignant stories about the reality of life at the front and some of the private moments of the veterans from her book ‘An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One Veterans tell their stories’. The book is the result of Jane revisiting the collection of oral histories of 80 veterans she recorded 33 years ago for the Stout Collection at Victoria University and the Turnbull Archive.

Jane has won a number of awards including the Dulux News Award and the Crown Prize for Historical Journalism. In 1993, her book ‘Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout’ won the New Zealand Book Award for Non-Fiction. Currently, Jane is writing a book about New Zealand women who played a role in the war overseas. Her presentation will also include content from this book as well as extracts from veteran’s interviews from the World War I Oral History archive.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for the community to hear such a renowned author speak about a subject that is close to the heart of so many,” says, Council’s Community Services Manager, Debbie Duncan.

With the WW100 centenary beginning this year, Erica Herron, Community Programmes Coordinator at the Library, believes that this timely, free event will be popular and suggests people register early. Registrations may be made at the Library or on the Library website: www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz

About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news