Auckland Libraries: Pacific journeys

Journeys to Tāmaki Makarau

Sunday 13 October 10.30am to 12.30pm Free

Hear David Wong Hop and Lisa Truttman discuss "Journeys through the Pacific Ocean to Tāmaki Makarau" for this Heritage Festival talk.

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From China, Syria and India, to England, Scotland, and Ireland, our ancestors endured long and often arduous journeys to reach their new homeland of New Zealand. Join David Wong Hop and Lisa Truttman as they look at some of these pre-1890 journeys, from the shipwrecks and the hardship of the voyage, to how ‘shipping intelligence’ was reported, along with difficulties encountered - including the Chinese who had to pay poll tax to enter New Zealand. Booking not essential, but to ensure your place please phone Research Central 09 890 2412 or book online. If you enjoy hearing about history, why not come along to our HeritageTalks held on Wednesdays? 

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. Booking is recommended although not essential.



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