Ravaged Beauty talk: Wellington National Library, 23 October

coverA few people have been inquiring whether I will be doing a talk in Wellington about Ravaged Beauty and the environmental history of the Manawatu. The answer is yes.

Other upcoming talks include the following:

  • Kapiti Forest & Bird: 7:30 pm 24 September (today!), Presbyterian Church Hall, Waikanae
  • Otaki Historical Society: 7:30pm 7 October, Otaki
  • National Library Author’s Voice Series: 12:10pm 23 October, National Library, Wellington
  • Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture: 7 pm 5 November, Te Manawa, Palmerston North
  • Kapiti WEA course: 10am 8 November, Paraparaumu

Here are the details of the National Library talk, from the National Library website:

Come hear Catherine Knight talk about her new book, Ravaged Beauty: An Environmental History of the Manawatu.

Learn about the field of environmental history, and take a journey through the history and geography of the river that defined the region.

Dr Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight has long been fascinated by the interactions between people and the environment – what factors drive human behaviour, and how people’s attitudes and knowledge about the environment evolves.

In 2010, Catherine was awarded the New Zealand Research Trust Fund Award in History for this research, and in 2012, she was awarded the Claude McCarthy Research Fellowship. Catherine works in environmental policy, and lives in Kapiti with her young family.

A presentation in the Author’s Voice series: an occasional series of talks by authors who have used the Alexander Turnbull Library for their research.

Date: 23 October, 2014

Time: 12.10pm – 1.00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Tiakiwai (lower ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets.

Contact Details: Book your spot by emailing atloutreach@dia.govt.nz or calling Cellia Joe on 04 462 3935

3 thoughts on “Ravaged Beauty talk: Wellington National Library, 23 October

  1. David Neufeld September 24, 2014 / 7:52 am

    Sounds like a busy book tour. Good luck with tour presentations. My copy of Ravaged Beauty is waiting for me in Chch. I’ll be into it in November.

  2. envirohistorynz September 24, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Thanks David, yes it has been a busy few months, with several talks and events completed already. I hope you enjoy the book – look forward to your feedback 🙂

  3. paulknight35 September 24, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    You have already made a great contribution and it continues. Very proud.

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