Reminder: Online ticket sales for most events will close Thursday 16 November 6:00 pm
12 November 2023
2 November 2023
When you start planning early, there are bound to be some changes. And new events often get added long after the brochure has gone to print. So please check here for updates, especially as we get closer to the day.
The 'Star of Tasmania' Explored
From Aberdeen to Oamaru and back again. Natalie Wilson and Marshall Watt will present their research on the clipper, the Star of Tasmania, wrecked off Oamaru during a great storm in February 1868. Hear about the ship, the lives of the people involved and what remains.
Date: Friday 17 November
Time: 5:00 pm. We envisage 40-45 mins talk, plus time for discussion
Venue: Whitestone City, 12 Harbour St Oamaru
Laurence Arabia at the Grainstore Gallery
Quirky indie pop from New Zealand artist and composer, aka James Milne. In an equally quirky art gallery - come early to admire.
Date: Friday 17 November
Time: 7:30 pm.
Venue: Grainstore Gallery, 5 Harbour St Oamaru
Cost: $25 (+ booking fees); $30 at the door Book Tickets here
Fallow Farm cottage tour: Visit a beautifully restored 1862 cottage and surrounding gardens near Herbert. The owners have reluctantly listed their property for sale, and their agent will be holding three one hour open days during the Victorian Heritage celebrations. If you are planning to attend one of the Totara Estate or Clarks Mill events, you’re already halfway there!
To get a sense of the property and renovation, see this Stuff article by Kylie Klein-Nixon Derelict 160 year old house had been empty for 40 years when they found it. Look at it now
Address: 56 Burgess Road, Herbert
· Fri 17 November: 11.30 - 12.30
· Sat 18 November: 4.00 - 5.00
· Sun 19 November: 3.30 - 4.30
Changes to Venues or Schedules:
A few associates have made changes to venues or times, as follows.
Filipino Culture and Migration Display – Change of venue to Customs House Gallery, 29 Tyne Street, Oamaru. Times and Dates remain the same.
Promenade the Precinct Walking Tour – change of date/time. The tour planned for Friday 17 November, 1:00 pm has been moved to Thursday 16 November. New Dates/times are:
Thursday 16 November 2023 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday 16 November 2023 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Friday 17 November 2023 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Clarks Flour Mill Guided Tour - change of date shown in print booklet from Friday 17 November to Thursday, 16 November, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The tour on Sunday, 19 November 1:00-3:00 pm remains unchanged.
Sadly, illness has caused the following cancellations:
Friday, 17 November 5:30: Settlers' Stories from the Edwin Fox
Saturday 18 November 4:30 and 8:00; Sunday morning: Sprit Sing! Salvation Army National Choir
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If you have a few hours to spare, like seeing "behind the scenes" and want to meet great people, we are looking for a few more volunteers to help out. See our Get Involved page for details.