“The Heritage of Change” Conference 2019 : Historic Places Aotearoa & ICOMOS NZ (Preliminary Details)

Historic Places Aotearoa and ICOMOS NZ are holding a joint Conference this year. There will be breakout time for each to hold their respective AGMs.

11 - 13 October 2019 Gisborne Tairāwhiti

Waikanae Beach Surf Lifesaving clubrooms 282 Grey Street Gisborne

A detailed programme is being developed and information will be sent out as soon as it is available.
This preliminary flier is to assist attendees with travel plans; travel to and from Gisborne is restricted by limited flight availability.
This early notice of conference dates and times is to enable attendees to make early travel and accommodation bookings.

Welcome to the joint 2019 conference of Historic Places Aotearoa and ICOMOS NZ

“The Heritage of Change”

New Zealand Aotearoa has seen much change in its history of human occupation.

People have periodically arrived by sea, and in later times by air, and have modified and adapted the land to their lifestyle.

Change brings tension, as people are forced to confront new ideas or technology. The reasons for these changes and their impacts are varied.

2019 marks a significant anniversary for the people of Tairāwhiti, being 250 years since Cook made contact with Aotearoa. This landmark event triggered huge change - nothing would ever be the same for the people on both sides of the exchange.

This event and how it is interpreted has itself been the subject of much change over recent decades – older stories have given way to more enlightened and thoughtful approaches.

Change continues to evolve in the heritage sector: change in information available, change in technology, change in professional practice and philosophy. These changes affect what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.

The joint conference between HPA and ICOMOS NZ will explore many of these changes and their impacts and implications.

Programme overview

Friday 11 October

Midday: Registration
1.00: Bus to mare at Manutuke
1.15: Powhiri & Lunch
2:30 - 5.30: Welcome and Keynote Speakers
6.00: Social Event
8.00: Bus returns to town

Saturday 12 October

8.30 - 9.00: Registration and coffee
9.00 - 12.00: Papers
12.00 - 1.00: Lunch
1.00 - 2.00: AGMS
2.30 - 5.30: Field trips-Voyaging and First Encounter Stories
7.00: Conference Dinner

Sunday 13 October

9.00 - 10.00: Papers
10.00 - 10.30: Morning tea
10.30 - 12.00: Papers
12.00: Conference end

2.00 - 5.00 First Meeting Korero hosted by Historic Places Tairawhiti, held at Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club. All welcome.

Other people may wish to travel to Tolaga Bay, about 55kms north of Gisborne to see the Endeavour Replica and Polynesian Voyaging waka, which will be located there as part of the Tuia 250 Commemorations.

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