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March 2019
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7pm - 9pm  Evening Workshops on Heritage Painting
  Come and learn the art of heritage paint making by Wellington artist Barry Thomas and son Max (fine arts graduate), who will take you through the process from crushing the clay to creating your very own masterpiece. The theme this year is transportation: horse-drawn, steam-driven, wind and pedal powered. These classes are for adults and are on Tuesday 12th March and Thursday 14th March in the evening 7.00 to 9.00pm. Bookings essential, so telephone the School of Mines now to book your place.

Venue: Thames School of Mines, 101 Cochrane Street, Thames
Price: $10.00pp - Book Now
Contact: School of Mines  Ph: 07.8686227
  Email: tsm@heritage.org.nz


6:30pm  Getting to The Goldfield - The Wharves of Thames and Tararu
  Local Archaeologist Dave Wilton will talk about, and show historical and current pictures of the five wharf sites which served the goldfields. The 1930's Burke Street harbour project, which effectively sent the town bankrupt, will also be covered. After the lecture we will drive (own vehicles) to Burke Street to see the remains of the wharf and harbour enclosure (weather and tides permitting). Time: 6.30pm

Venue: The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: $5.00 per Lecture or $15.00 for four Lectures
Contact: The Treasury  Ph: 07 8688827 or 0212555482
  Email: info.thetreasury@gmail.com


Tuesday
12th March
to Wednesday
13th March
  Lectures: Transport On The Goldfields
  In the first few years, transport around the goldfields was a nightmare that everyone faced on a daily basis. It started at the beach where there was no wharf for at least a year. Getting food, timber and building materials and essential mining equipment from the beach, along the muddy tracks and up to the claims high on the hills required Herculean efforts. Then they had to find a way to bring what they hoped was gold-laden quartz rock down to the stamping batteries on the flat. Kae Lewis will outline the various transport solutions the miners came up with during the heyday of the Thames Goldfields. Lecture by Kae Lewis - Tuesday 12th March at 11am & Wednesday 13th March 6:30pm

Venue: The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: $5.00 per Lecture or $15.00 for four Lectures
Contact: The Treasury  Ph: 07 8688827 or 0212555482
  Email: info.thetreasury@gmail.com


Tuesday
12th March
to Friday
15th March
  St. Georges Anglican Church Inspire
  Visit this beautiful church which was opened in 1872, and is based on Gothic stone European buildings. There will be someone available to explain features of this heritage building during the following days of Heritage Week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm, and Thursday 9.30am to 3.00pm.

Venue: St. Georges Anglican Church, 602 Mackay Street, Thames
Price: N/a
Contact: Parish Administrator  Ph: 07.8686267
  Email: info@thamesanglicanchurch.co.nz




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