William Colenso Bicentenary Programme 2011

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Wednesday 9 November 2011
William Colenso Bicentenary Launch, at the Hawke’s Bay Club, Napier

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2011
William Colenso Bicentenary Conference
Napier War Memorial Conference Centre

Thursday 10 November 2011
Launch of The Hungry Heart – A Journey with William Colenso by Peter Wells at The Dome, Napier

Friday 11 November 2011
Choral evensong at Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier

Friday 11 November
William Colenso Bicentenary Dinner at the Hawke’s Bay Club, Napier
Registrations are now closed

Saturday 12 November
Terrie Reddish will give a floortalk on her exhibition Billy K and Me: two travellers taking two journeys across 200 years, Hastings City Art Gallery

Saturday 12 November
William Colenso Pilgrimage, Napier
Take a journey into William Colenso’s Napier with author Peter Wells; historian John Adam and Operations Environmental Manager at HBRC Steve Cave. Starting at Waitangi, the site of Colenso’s mission on his arrival in Hawke’s Bay in 1844 to his cottage on Hospital Hill and final resting place in the Napier Cemetery experts will share the fascinating natural and human history of some of the sites so significant in Colenso’s life.

Held in partnership with Department of Conservation, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) and Colenso Historic Cottage .

Sunday 13 November 2011
Tramp to the foot of Colenso Spur in the Ruahine Ranges
Between 1845 and 1852 William Colenso frequently used this old Maori route over the Ruahine Range. While he explored new ways across the range, he always used the route over Te-Atua-o-Mahuru (spirit of spring) for one leg of each journey. Our guide Mike Lusk will provide insight into the many changes in the landscape in the 150 years since Colenso traversed the ranges as we walk to the William Colenso Memorial Cairn at the foot of Colenso Spur, and further on to Barlow Hut.

Sunday 13 November 2011
Billy K and Me: two travellers taking two journeys across 200 years
Victorian letter folding and bookbinding drop-in workshop with Terrie Reddish, Hastings City Art Gallery,

Held in partnership with Hastings City Art Gallery and the Keirunga Gardens Arts & Crafts Society Book Arts Group

Sunday 13 November 2011
Sunday Service at the Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier
This special service with the Bishop of Waiapu, David Rice will be a Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir; and include symbols of Colenso’s ministry in the church. East Coast born Bishop John Bluck, 14th Anglican Bishop of Waiapu will preach on William Colenso.

Associated events

National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier
William Colenso’s shell collection is on permanent display at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier.

Napier Library, Dalton Street, Napier
1-18 November 2011 William Colenso Display

Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings
14 October – 20 November 2011
Billy K and Me: two travellers taking two journeys across 200 years, an exhibition by Terrie Reddish

Stumbling across an historic figure whose journey through life has parallels to your own can be unnerving. But when Havelock North botanical artist Terrie Reddish looked into the life of William (Billy K) Colenso and unearthed their many shared interests she found herself aspiring to illuminate his spiritual, scientific and political journey through her art. Using drawings, ephemera, handmade books, sculpture and installations she has successfully captured the essence of one of Hawke’s Bay’s most colourful characters. Terrie is an award-winning botanical artist whose specialty is detailed depiction of native flora.

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