Sunday, May 23, 2010

PUBLIC TALKS 2010- An invitation

Please join us at the History Group’s next Public Talk on Wednesday 2 June 

Time:   12.15 – 1.30pm
Place:  Te Wharenui meeting room
Ground floor, Radio New Zealand House
155 The Terrace, Wellington

Alison Parr, Senior Oral Historian, talks about some of the memories included in her new book, HOME, Civilian New Zealanders Remember the Second World War. Based on 18 in-depth interviews, HOME explores the wartime lives of those who stayed behind when others left to serve overseas.

Come and hear audio extracts from the contributors’ as they recollect their varied experiences – including the fear of enemy invasion, the chronic uncertainty about the fate of  loved ones,  the consequences of taking a pacifist stand, and the embarrassment of being excluded from military service.

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