Event Guide

Powered by:

Intrepid Journeys - Travelling With the Hakluyt Society

Intrepid Journeys - Travelling With the Hakluyt Society

When:

  • Fri 16 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 19 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 20 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 21 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 22 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 23 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 26 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 27 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 28 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 29 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 30 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 3 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 4 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 5 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 6 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 7 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 10 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 11 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 12 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 13 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 14 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 17 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 18 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 24 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 25 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 27 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 28 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 31 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 1 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 2 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 3 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 4 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 7 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 8 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 9 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 10 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 11 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 14 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 15 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 16 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 17 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 18 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 21 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 22 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 23 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 24 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 25 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 28 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 29 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 30 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 31 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 1 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 4 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 5 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 6 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 7 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 8 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • View all sessions

Where:

University of Otago Library, 65 Albany St, Dunedin Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Intrepid Journeys is an exhibition that highlights two major aspects. The first is the Hakluyt Society, established in London in 1846 with a commitment to print rare or unpublished voyages and travels.

Beginning in 1847 with The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt in his Voyage into the South Sea in the year 1593, their publication programme has continued, enthralling readers around the world with the accounts of a wide range of voyagers and travellers, who manage to document something of their toil and adventures as they traverse unknown and distant regions.

The second aspect celebrates the work of Dr Esmond de Beer, the Dunedin-born scholar of John Evelyn and John Locke, who was President of the Hakluyt Society from 1972 to 1978. De Beer and his sisters were generous and indefatigable supporters of the Society and its activities. He is the University of Otago Library’s prime benefactor, giving his large library collection to Special Collections.

Rather than concentrate on well-travelled paths like the Pacific, more attention in this exhibition has been given to those lesser known accounts, those that reveal something of those strange, exotic, out of the way areas of the world that have been explored, travelled and mapped.

The range is wide, covering 14th century Greenland and 17th century India, to mysterious Timbuktu, and travel into the interior of Australia. Magellan, James Cook, and Carteret also feature. Importantly, there are a number of maps on display. Not only do these documents help ground the reader in what was the real world, ‘terra firma’, but they also offer excellent visual impact.

The Hakluyt Society continues to produce very pleasing, scholarly editions that make journeying easy and accessible; ideal for the armchair traveller. Please enjoy the journey.

People who liked this also checked out

Related Events

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on NZHerald Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by:

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited