Events 2015

In Conversation: Tessa Duder and Iain Sharp

27 September 2015

Sarah Louisa Mathew is known as the wife of surveyor Felton Mathew, who planned Auckland in the early 1840s. In fact, she made her own contribution to the new colony of New Zealand.

She accompanied her husband on many expeditions in New South Wales and New Zealand, acted as his secretary and organiser, while cheerfully enduring primitive conditions on ship or in a tent. She wrote about life in the fledgling capital of Auckland with insight and literary flair.

Tessa Duder’s latest book explores the untold story of Sarah’s adventurous life. She will be in conversation with Iain Sharp, manuscripts librarian at the Sir George Grey Special Collections at Auckland Library.


Sunday September 27, 2015 @ 4 pm
Michael King Writers’ Centre, Summit Road
Takarunga Mt Victoria, Devonport (off Kerr St)

Entry by koha ($5)
Bookings recommended

Ph: 09 445 8451
E: assistant@writerscentre.org.nz