Have you visited He Tohu, the National Library’s display of three of New Zealand’s founding documents? From 1835, 1840 and 1893, these are tremendously important parts of our country’s history and well worth a look. The associated displays with their interactive elements help fill out the stories around the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes, the Treaty of Waitangi and the Women’s Suffrage petition.
Capital! Steampunk proposes an outing on Saturday 18 August. Meet in the foyer of the National Library, corner of Aitken and Molesworth Streets, at 10am and we’ll explore He Tohu and some of the Library’s other fascinating treasures, then head into HOME cafe in the Library building for a spot of morning tea.
If the weather’s good we can promenade to the Hill Street Farmers’ Market, just across the road, where there’s delicious produce to eat there or take home for later.
Steampunk costume is optional but highly encouraged!