Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage invite you to the History Group’s next Public Talk on Wednesday 7 July

The Wars at Home 1830-1945 aerial photographs

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

 Kevin L Jones,(pic left), consulting archaeologist, formerly working at DOC and the Historic Places Trust, is the author of Nga Tohuwhenua mai Te Rangi: A New Zealand Archaeology in Aerial Photographs,  The Penguin Field Guide to New Zealand Archaeology (1994) and (2007). 

Kevin has been taking aerial photographs since 1985 and will talk about the contribution of all sources of aerial photographs to the understanding of fortifications. Aerial photographs are useful for reconnaissance and discovery, detecting and understanding pattern, mapping and making notes on features, and illustrating what is seen on the ground surface. Fortifications from the “musket wars”, the Northern Wars through to WWII can be found on aerial photographs and a range of them will be shown and discussed.

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