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Preserving Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and developing the buildings and streets into a destination locals embrace, visitors want to experience and which drives economic growth and community pride.

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2 Harbour Street,

Oamaru, 9400

 

mark@victorianoamaru.co.nz

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PRESERVING HERITAGE

WHAT WE DO

The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust works to ensure the preservation, enhancement, renovation and appropriate redevelopment of the Victorian Precinct, the town of Oamaru and the North Otago countryside, its historic buildings generally, streets, supporting townscape and harbour environs.

 

To preserve, develop and improve buildings and features of general public amenity or historic interest or beauty and to promote high standards in architecture, management, building and resource management planning.

Forrester & Lemon Memorial Lecture

Forrester & Lemon Memorial Lecture: Wheels of Change - Stories of Victorian Heroines with Professor Katie Pickles

What were Victorian heroines made of? How were they part of the wheels of change in Victorian society? Commenting on women’s changing status through the 19th Century, this lecture reconsiders famous role models and icons including Queen Victoria herself, Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. How and why were these British women claimed in colonial New Zealand?

A free public lecture organised by the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust. Friday 15 November, 1pm at the Oamaru Opera House, Ink Box

About the lecturer:
Katie Pickles is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and Royal Society Te Apārangi James Cook Research Fellow. She is currently writing a book about global heroines in modern history.

ABOUT THE TRUST

Preserving Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and developing the buildings and streets into a destination locals embrace, visitors want to experience and which drives economic growth and community pride.

BECOME A MEMBER

As a member of Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust you will be part of a group of individuals, companies and organisations who are helping to preserve Oamaru's built heritage and bringing alive and preserving New Zealand’s best complete collection of Victorian commercial buildings.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS

J. W. CHRISTIE

TRUST

WHAT WE DO

The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust works to ensure the preservation, enhancement, renovation and appropriate redevelopment of the Victorian Precinct, the town of Oamaru and the North Otago countryside, its historic buildings generally, streets, supporting townscape and harbour environs.

 

To preserve, develop and improve buildings and features of general public amenity or historic interest or beauty and to promote high standards in architecture, management, building and resource management planning.

Forrester & Lemon Memorial Lecture

Forrester & Lemon Memorial Lecture: Wheels of Change - Stories of Victorian Heroines with Professor Katie Pickles

What were Victorian heroines made of? How were they part of the wheels of change in Victorian society? Commenting on women’s changing status through the 19th Century, this lecture reconsiders famous role models and icons including Queen Victoria herself, Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. How and why were these British women claimed in colonial New Zealand?

A free public lecture organised by the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust. Friday 15 November, 1pm at the Oamaru Opera House, Ink Box

About the lecturer:
Katie Pickles is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and Royal Society Te Apārangi James Cook Research Fellow. She is currently writing a book about global heroines in modern history.

Heritage Photo Competition 2019
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Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust invites Waitaki students of school age to photograph heritage buildings, costume, items or activities related to heritage within Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and Harbour areas.

 

The competition opens on 18 November and entries must be submitted by 6 December. There are three age groups, with three prizes for each age group: up to 10 years old (prize: $70), older than 10 and younger than 15 (prize: $100) and 15 and over (prize: $200). There will also be a people’s choice award for the most liked photograph on Facebook (prize: $50).  Each person may submit up to three photos.

 

Top three photographs from each age group will be on display in Smith’s Grainstore, 9 Tyne Street. The winning photographs for each category will be announced via Facebook on Friday 13 December. All photos will be displayed on the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust Facebook page by 10 December.

ABOUT THE TRUST

Preserving Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct and developing the buildings and streets into a destination locals embrace, visitors want to experience and which drives economic growth and community pride.

BECOME A MEMBER

As a member of Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust you will be part of a group of individuals, companies and organisations who are helping to preserve Oamaru's built heritage and bringing alive and preserving New Zealand’s best complete collection of Victorian commercial buildings.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS

J. W. CHRISTIE

TRUST