Heritage & Family History Week 5th April

Friday, April 05, 2019 12:00 AM

10.00 am-11.30 am Sandra Robinson "My DNA Journey", Hāwera LibraryPlus

Sandra Robinson is a genealogist and researcher based in Whanganui. Her passion is finding and documenting stories about her ancestors to pass on to future generations. In her spare time she photographs graves in the Aramoho Cemetery for the Billion Graves Project.

1.00 pm-3.00 pm Eltham and District Historical Society Open Day

Eltham LibraryPlus, Corner York and Bridge Streets, Eltham

1.00 pm-4.00 pm Bill Hone’s Woolshed Museum, Kohi, Waverley

An extraordinary collection of memorabilia covering everything from both World Wars to the Freemasons Foundation and their years in the area to an array of old rifles, tools and machinery.

A bus is available from the South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre. $10 per ticket and bookings are essential.

7.30 pm-9.00 pm David Dell, "Interacting with New Zealand Sheet Music"

Theatre Lounge, Community Centre, Albion Street, Hāwera

David Dell is a composer, publisher, archivist, historian and minister of religion. He established the Sheet Music Archive of NZ (now known as the Musical Heritage NZ Trust) which holds over 10,000 examples of NZ music, some written and published

as early as the 1850s. David says "it is important to preserve these compositions as they are important elements in the development of our musical and social history in Aotearoa/NZ".