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Gov. Grey and The Thorne George Family with David Verran

Gov. Grey and The Thorne George Family with David Verran

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  • Wed 27 Mar ’19, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Join historian David Verran and hear about the influential Thorne George family and their relationship with Governor Sir George Grey.

George Grey needs little introduction: Governor, Premier, assimilationist, invader of the Waikato – a man of war, politics and letters, and estranged from his wife Lady Grey. Not so well known is that from 1853, Grey was the guardian for his half-niece, Annie Maria, and that Annie's marriage to Seymour Thorne George gave Grey a family life for most of his remaining years.

Bio: Historian, librarian and author, David Verran is a regular speaker for our HeritageTalks programme. Listen to the talk he gave us last year about William Joseph Napier, Governor Grey's lawyer on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud:- https://soundcloud.com/auckland-libraries/david-verran-napier-the-man?in=auckland-libraries/sets/heritage-talks-2018

About HeritageTalks
Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond?

Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories.

HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated.

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