Of bush and birds: New Zealand as 'fairyland'

17:30 pm
20:00 pm
Ground Floor, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington
(Use the Molesworth Street entrance) Thorndon
Wellington

The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection invite you to a talk by Kay Hancock Of bush and birds: New Zealand as 'fairyland' Kay Hancock is a literacy consultant and a children’s literature researcher, and the most recent recipient of the FDNW research grant. She has recently completed her doctoral thesis, which explores the Ready to Read instructional reading series 1963-1988 as New Zealand children’s literature.

Festive drinks and nibbles will be followed by Kay’s talk about her investigation of New Zealand picture books of the 1940s and 1950s, a topic which developed as an offshoot of her doctoral research. Kay will share her discoveries of stories of a 'fairyland' New Zealand, populated with creatures of the bush, both real and imagined. Tuesday 21 November, 2018 5.30 p.m. for drinks and nibbles, 6.00 p.m. talk Ground Floor, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington (Use the Molesworth Street entrance) Gold coin donation from non-members appreciated.