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Two Talks - Maori Gardens and Landscape Archaeology

Two Talks - Maori Gardens and Landscape Archaeology

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  • Wed 2 May ’18, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Antrim House, 63 Boulcott St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Two talks: "Unearthing the secrets of Maori gardens" and "Landscape Archaeology".

The first talk is from Matt Ryan, Adjunct Researcher at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, who has done extensive research on soils and what that research tells us. He'll speak about unearthing the secrets of Maori gardens

The second is from Bruce McFadgen, a Surveyor and Archaeologist, now with the School of Maori Studies Te Kawa a Maui, Victoria University of Wellington talking about earthquakes and tsunamis on the south west coast of the North Island, and their effect on Maori, and what they mean for present day coastal communities.

For more information: Kathryn Hurren, Archaeologist Central Region, Heritage New Zealand, Phone 494 8324, khurren@heritage.org.nz or David Watt Outreach Advisor Central Region, 494 8322, dwatt@heritage.org.nz or 027 2466 339.

This event is part of the national Archaeology Week 2018 programme. New Zealand Archaeology Week is presented by the New Zealand Archaeological Association with the aim of increasing public awareness and highlighting the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage by promoting the work of New Zealand archaeologists both at home and abroad.

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