NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 28 Apr, 2021 06:30 am

Local history brought to life with Whanganui lecture series

Local history brought to life with Whanganui lecture series
The series of free seminars is being hosted by Whanganui Regional Museum.

Following the first seminar, Patriotic Women's Organisations in New Zealand, held on April 27, the next lecture on May 11 is Whanganui Political Women – women's political groups in Whanganui 1893-1915.She was a recipient of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage 2019 NZ history writing awards, and is currently working on a book on the history of the Reform Party in New Zealand.Watson is the postgraduate co-ordinator in the history programme at Massey University and a specialist in New Zealand sports history.As well as editing History of Palmerston North, he is the co-author of Sport and the New Zealanders and Will to Win: New Zealand netball greats on team culture and leadership.

Van der Krogt specialises in New Zealand's religious history and is currently writing a history of the Catholic Church in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.The theme of the series is New Decade and the lectures are associated with Massey University study, research and writing.

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