Events 2014

Hello Girls & Boys! - with David Veart

16 November 2014 - 2 pm

Welcome to the Aniques Roadshow of Toys!

Did you know that young Aucklanders established the largest Meccano club in the world?

Devonport writer David Veart has just released his latest book Hello Girls & Boys!  It tells the delightful story of New Zealanders and their toys, from kites to Buzzy Bees and Tonka Toys. 

This is the first major book on toys in New Zealand. An anthropologist and archaeologist who is known for his expert knowledge of local landmarks, Devonport author David Veart brings history to life through the joys of everyday things. His previous books include the popular First Catch Your Weka: A Story of New Zealand Cooking and Digging Up the Past: Archaeology for the Young and Curious.

He is a lively writer and an equally colourful raconteur. David will talk about his new book during an open afternoon at the Michael King Writers’ Centre.

His talk will be followed by the Antiques and Collectables Roadshow of Toys. Bring along your favourite antique and collectable toys. Have them assessed by an expert!

This event is organised by the Devonport Friends of the Michael King Writers’ Centre, as part of the Devonport Arts Festival.

When:              Sunday November 16, 2014

Where:            Michael King Writers’ Centre, Summit Road, Takarunga Mt Victoria, Devonport

Time:               Open afternoon 2 to 4 pm

                        Author talk 2 pm

                        Antiques Roadshow of Toys from 2.30 pm

Cost:                Free – $5 koha for toy assessments


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