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William F Howlett BA: Journalist, Alpinist Naturalist

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When:

  • Tue 21 Aug, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where:

Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

William Frederick Howlett BA: journalist, alpinist, naturalist, teacher.

Come and hear Dr Ian St George talk about William Howlett, and the unusual story of a man who described himself as an 'unrestrainable dreamer of dreams', at this Friends of the Turnbull Library event.

William Howlett — articulate, straight talking, intelligent and cynical
William Howlett arrived in New Zealand in 1875 to begin a peripatetic life as schoolteacher, storekeeper, satirist, alpinist, politician, naturalist and thorn in the side of authority — an articulate, straight talking, intelligent, cynical man generally regarded as a bit odd.

But the Pahiatua Star saluted his achievements: 'There is not another man in the Forty-mile Bush that has done as much as he to bring this district into prominence, by his outspoken and intelligent letters… on the land and other questions.'

About the speaker:
Dr Ian St George is a medical practitioner and amateur historian who presents the life of William Howlett, and the unusual story of a man who described himself as an 'unrestrainable dreamer of dreams'.

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