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Jun 182016

The next of the monthly talks at the National Library, held third Tuesday of every month, details available on their Events calendar near the time

  • Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
  • Time: 12:10 – 1:10pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Tiakiwai Conference Centre, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington
  • Contact Details: Phone Joan McCracken on 04 474 3056 or email ATLOutreach “at” dia.govt.nz

A family history monthly talk

From recording place names to their aesthetic appeal, maps are a powerful record of our history and our encounters within Aotearoa New Zealand. However we can also glean mountains of family history from maps. Where did your ancestor live? What was the size and scope of their section? What was the town or landscape like at the time? And how do you find that treasured map in our collections?

Jared Davidson is a Research Archivist at Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga.

Mark Bagnall is the Cartographic Curator at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

No booking necessary.


Plan of subdivision of part of Gracefield estate, surveyed by Thomas Ward. 1917. Ref: MapColl 832.4794gbbd 1917 9261

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