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We Relate: Te Aukaha Family History Weekend School. Seminar Series.

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Tauranga City Council

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91 Willow Street

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3143

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A FREE weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics for people researching genealogy and family history.

The weekend includes a Seminar Series on both days, and optional extras including an Oral History Recording Workshop on Sunday and Tours of Historical Interest on both days. Click REGISTER to book these sessions.

The event is open to all genealogists and researchers from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

Entrance by ticket only.

Saturday 17th August – Seminar Series Programme

8.45 am Doors Open Collect your registration pack

9.30 Welcome & Housekeeping

9.45 Keynote Address Richard O’Brien, TVNZ DNA Detectives

10.30 DNA: What’s all the fuss about Michelle Patient, DNA Specialist

11.15 DNA Q&A Panel Michelle Patient & Others

12.00 Lunch Visit local cafes or bring your own

1.00pm Heritage Inventories Ben Pick – Heritage NZ

1.45 Break

2.00 Maori Minutes Books Raewyn Paewai, Whakapapa Specialist

3.00 Break

3.15 Papers Past Emerson Vandy, Papers Past Service Manager

4pm Close of Day 1

Sunday 18th August – Seminar Series Programme

8.45 am Doors Open

9.30 Oral History: What’s it all about Sue Berman, Oral Historian, Auckland City library

10.15 Break

10.30 Irish Research Seonaid Lewis, RLIANZA BA ILS DipRIM Auckland City Library

11.15 Break

11.30 Scottish Research Morag Hughson, BSc & Research Specialist

12.15pm Lunch Visit local cafes or bring your own

1.00 Free Online Resources Seonaid Lewis, RLIANZA BA ILS DipRIM Auckland City library

1.45 Break

2.00 Genealogy Blogging Morag Hughson, BSc & Research Specialist

2.45 Break

2.55 Family Search Kaye Matthews, Family History Centre

3.15 Q&A Panel Panel of experts

4.00pm Close of Day 2

Nga Wahi Rangahau: Library Research Collection open on both days with staff to assist.

You might like to bring along your laptop or other device to access the Library databases including:

  • Ancestry

  • Find My past

  • My Heritage

  • British Newspaper Archive


You may also like to register for an optional extra, which runs concurrently with the Seminar Series. Please register for these options separately.

Option 1: We Relate: Te AukahaOral History Workshop, Sunday 18th August

Option 2: We Relate: Te AukahaTour of Brain Watkin House, various times

Option 3: We Relate: Te AukahaTour of The Elms, Saturday 17 August: 2pm – 3pm

We Relate: Te Aukaha: Oral History for Family Historians Workshop

Place: Tauranga City Council Chambers, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga.

Date: Sunday 18th August, 9.30 – 4pm

Part 1. An Introduction to Oral History

In this talk Sue will explore the value of both recording and using oral history and personal narratives within a family history context. This talk will be illustrated with sound clips and have time for exploring any questions.

Part 2. Workshop

Join us for an interactive oral history workshop to introduce you to the process and practice of oral history interviewing. Explore the dynamics of interviews, review best practice and the technical issues of recording, and learn how to write great life story and family history questions. No previous interviewing or technical experience necessary.

Presented by Sue Berman with support from the Tauranga City Libraries Heritage & Research team.

Sue Berman has been actively involved in oral history for over 20 years; first training at Victoria University in 1993, and with Judith Fyfe and the National Library, she has used oral history as a method in academic and community settings. She has a long association with the National and International Oral History Associations. Her range of experience includes personal, family, organisational, and institutional oral history projects, three with Oral History Award funding. She loves the process of working with oral history narratives for finding a wider audience, especially though exhibition. She is currently the Principal Oral Historian at Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland Libraries, working in Te Kura Tawhiti - Research, Heritage and Central Library.

We Relate: Te Aukaha: Tour 1 - Brain Watkin House

Place: Brain Watkin House 223 Cameron Road

Date: Saturday 17 August: 12 noon -1 pm

The Brain Watkins House is a unique historic property located near the central business district of Tauranga city. Built in 1881 by Joseph Brain, it is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category II Historic Place. Occupied by one family for nearly 100 years and filled with original contents, the house offers an insight into the life of a middle class European family of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tours take an hour, which will allow time for you to make your way to and from the Council Chambers and slot back into other sessions at the event.

Instructions: Please pay the guide a koha of $5 pp as a donation to the maintenance of the building. Meet the guide at the front door of Brain Watkin House 223 Cameron Road at the start time stated.

Maximum number: 10

We Relate: Te Aukaha: Tour 2 - Brain Watkin House

Place: Brain Watkin House 223 Cameron Road

Date: Saturday 17 August: 1pm – 2pm

The Brain Watkins House is a unique historic property located near the central business district of Tauranga city. Built in 1881 by Joseph Brain, it is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category II Historic Place. Occupied by one family for nearly 100 years and filled with original contents, the house offers an insight into the life of a middle class European family of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tours take an hour, which will allow time for you to make your way to and from the Council Chambers and slot back into other sessions at the event.

NOTE: Please pay the guide a koha of $5 pp as a donation to the maintenance of the building. Meet the guide at the front door of Brain Watkin House 223 Cameron Road at the start time stated.


We Relate: Te Aukaha: Tour 3 - Brain Watkin House

Place: Brain Watkin House 223 Cameron Road

Date: Sunday 18 August: 2-3 pm

The Brain Watkins House is a unique historic property located near the central business district of Tauranga city. Built in 1881 by Joseph Brain, it is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category II Historic Place. Occupied by one family for nearly 100 years and filled with original contents, the house offers an insight into the life of a middle class European family of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tours take an hour, which will allow time for you to make your way to and from the Council Chambers and slot back into other sessions at the event.

NOTE: Please pay the guide a koha of $5 pp as a donation to the maintenance of the building. Meet the guide at the front door of Brain Watkin House 223 Cameron Road at the start time stated.


We Relate: Te Aukaha: Tour The Elms

Date: Saturday 17 August: 2pm – 3pm

Place: The Elms, 15 Mission Street, Tauranga

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga, one of the Bay of Plenty’s oldest heritage sites. As a place of early contact between Maori and Pakeha, this historic site remains at the centre of Tauranga’s history and identity today. Encompassing category one listed heritage buildings and nationally significant collections – all set within a diverse and tranquil garden setting. Guided tours take an hour and then you are free to wander the grounds at your leisure

NOTE: Please pay the guide a koha of $10 pp as a donation to the maintenance of the building and grounds. Meet the guide at the main entrance of The Elms, 15 Mission Street, Tauranga, at the start time stated.

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