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March 2019
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7pm - 9pm  Evening Workshops on Heritage Painting
  See Tuesday 12th for details.

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


Thursday
14th March
to Friday
15th March
  Lectures: A Brief History of Steam - The Greeks - A&G Price - Steampunk
  Did you know that the Greeks invented a steam engine? It is about 100 years since my grandfather built a Hero's engine using the Greek design and I will show a video of it in operation. It is 150 years since A&G Price started their engineering company. Building steam engines played a central role in their business for many years, including the production of various locomotives and carriages for the railways and businesses throughout New Zealand and beyond. Many inventions to make use of the energy in steam have been developed over the years, and these will be discussed along with the history of A&G Price; age-old methods of casting, modern testing & quality control, and the use of steam in transport. Lecture by Evan Lewis. Thursday's lecture is at 6.30pm and Friday's at 11.00am.

Venue: The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: $5.00 per Lecture or $15.00 for four Lectures
Contact: The Treasury  Ph: 078688827 or 0212555482
  Email: info.thetreasury@gmail.com


Thursday
14th March
to Friday
15th March
  Lectures: The Railways and Tramways of Thames
  Did you know that the first railway line into Thames was not from Hamilton, but from north of the town? Local Archaeologist, Dave Wilton, will talk about the railway lines and tramways which served the town and goldfield, including sites he has investigated on the ground. The talk will also cover the Kauri Timber Company tramway in the Kauaeranga Valley; including the famous Billygoat Incline, which is regarded as one of NZ's notable engineering feats. Time: 11.00am Thursday 14th, and 6:30pm Friday 15th.

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




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