The Evolution of New Zealand’s Domestic Interiors, 1840s-1914

Heritage Week at Nairn Street Cottage

Join us for a special Heritage Week event. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University PhD candidate Eva Forster-Garbutt will discuss the changes in the interior layout and design of our early homes, between 1840 and 1914. Drawing on existing knowledge, early photographs, the work of heritage professionals, and her research on interior decorative linings. Case studies of Wellington homes, including Nairn Street cottage, will be used to show these changes in the local context.

The talk will be followed by a guided tour of Nairn Street Cottage.

Saturday 5  November | 1pm-3pm

Booking essential | Tickets $8

Talk: 1pm-145pm-ish plus Q&A

Tour: split into two groups of 10; one group into Cottage for tour, other group start with timeline & cuppa in VC & into garden, then swap