Seddon 150th Celebrations

Nov. 25, 2016
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Seddon 150th Celebrations 25-28th November 2016 – Kumara & Hokitika

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A celebration of the life and achievements of Richard Seddon and his family will be held during Westland Anniversary weekend (25th – 28th November) with a mix of social events, guided and self-guided history tours, and a day-long history seminar hosted by the Hokitika Museum. The celebration starts with an art exhibition viewing in Hokitika on Friday, before events move to Kumara on Saturday with a themed gala day, an unveiling of a historic panel, guided tours of the Stafford Cemetery, and concludes with a Victorian themed soiree in the evening. On Sunday the activity shifts to Hokitika where the Hokitika Museum will be hosting a day-long seminar comprising 11 short presentations around a theme of ‘Surviving the Wilderness’ – exploring the challenges of living on the West Coast during the gold-rush and beyond. A ‘Seddon & Friends’ Dinner in the evening combines theatre, local music and tributes to our great Premier, who will also be in attendance. The weekend coincides with the launch of the Seddon Trail – a self-guided driving tour of significant Seddon Sites. Other activities include walking history tours, and the opportunity to look at the impressive technology collection and live exhibits at the Westland Heritage Park. Accommodation bookings can be made via the Hokitika iSite: http://www.hokitika.org/ Bookings for the “Surviving the Wilderness” Seminar can be made at Hokitika’s Regent Theatre. Further enquires regarding the weekend can be made by contacting Hokitika Museum, 03 766 6898, enquiries@hokitikamuseum.co.nz or by checking their website www.hokitikamuseum.co.nz or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hokimuseum/

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