Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Monday 28th October 2019
Five notable 20th century New Zealanders who made their lives in Australia are the subject of this fascinating biographical investigation by award-winning author Stephanie Johnson.
Stephanie Johnson restores these striking New Zealanders – Roland Wakelin, Dulcie Deamer, Jean Devanny, Douglas Stewart and Eric Baume – to our national narrative, using their life stories to illuminate the complex relationship between the two nations. As a writer with strong connections to both countries, Johnson draws on her own experiences of life on both sides of ‘the ditch’ in her reflections on the trans-Tasman diaspora and the cultural divide that sets apart the two countries.
Chaired by Australian expatriate Kerry Sunderland.
Presented by Nelson Arts Festival
Proudly supported by Page & Blackmore and Otago University Press
1.30pm; 60 mins, no interval
Nelson & suburbs
Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
The Granary Festival Café
Price $16 (plus TicketDirect service fee)
Tickets from Theatre Royal, Nelson i-SITE, Richmond Mall Info Desk, all TicketDirect outlets ph. 03 548 3840, ext 1; 0800 224 224..