“How hard is it to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you – you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences – like rags and shreds of your very life.” Katherine Mansfield in a letter to Ida Baker, 1922
Explore the Thorndon that Katherine Mansfield knew and the traces of her legacy that remain in the landscape today. Beginning with a short introductory talk at Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, this guided walking tour will include a visit to the architecturally impressive Parliamentary Library where Mansfield spent many afternoons reading, and finish at the National Library for a special viewing of Mansfield-related objects from the Alexander Turnbull Library’s collection.
A collaboration between Katherine Mansfield House & Garden and the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. With thanks to Thorndon School Te Kura o Pipitea, Old St Paul’s and Parliamentary Service Te Ratonga Whare Pāremata.
Tour Programme - both tours are the same
Thursday 29 October 10am-12pm
SOLD OUT - Saturday 31 October, 10am-12pm (wet weather postponement date Saturday 7 November, 10am-12pm)
Image: ‘Thorndon, Wellington c1888. Photographed by Frederick Halse. Alexander Turnbull Library: 12-004075-G’ https://natlib.govt.nz/records/23128267
Booking is required.
Location: Meet at Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Cost: $12 (includes admission to Katherine Mansfield House & Garden and refreshments at the end of the tour)
Duration: Each tour is two-hours
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (04) 473 7268
Accessibility: This is a guided walking tour which will involve approx. 30 minutes of walking on flat ground with frequents stops. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring appropriate protection from sun and rain. If you have accessibility requirements, please contact Katherine Mansfield House & Garden to discuss