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Saturday
5th August
to Friday
6th October
  John Fields: Thames and Townspeople - A Survey 1973 to 1976
  An exhibition comprising outstanding images of Thames and the environs taken from 1973 to 1976 by John Fields who conducted a survey of Thames with a QEII Arts Council Grant - the first one awarded to a photographer. 500 images will be screened on a smart TV, and 50 selected modern prints will be on show. Images include aerial shots and street panoramas. 500 images will also be screened at Thames School of Mines. The exhibition will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm, and on Tuesday & Thursday 4.00pm to 7.00pm. This exhibition runs from 6th August until 6th October 2017.

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse, Cnr Waiokaraka Road and Bella Street, Thames
Price: $10.00
Contact: Merv Grafton  Ph: 07.8681027
  Email: Curator, david@galerielangman.com


5:30pm  Opening Night : John Fields - Thames and Townspeople
  The Opening Night of an exhibition comprising outstanding images of Thames and the environs taken from 1973 to 1976 by John Fields who conducted a survey of Thames with a QEII Arts Council Grant - the first one awarded to a photographer. These will be screened on a smart TV, and selected photos will be on show. Images include aerial shots and street panoramas. The exhibition will also be screened at Thames School of Mines. After today the Exhibition will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm, and Tuesday & Thursday 4.00pm to 7.00pm.

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse, Thames
Price: No Charge
Contact: Merv Grafton  Ph: 07.8681027
  Email: david@galerielangman.com (The curator,


10am - 3pm  The Comer Family Book Launch
  "A Family with a Heart of Gold" book launch. The story of two Devon brothers, born almost 25 years apart, and both of whom came to the Thames Goldfields: Robert, known as "Uncle" Comer in January 1867, and George in January 1880. They came to make a better life for their families. Successful mine managers in their own right, this book covers many family trials, tragedies and successes, with stories of old Thames and Thames people, history, events and places. It is a family history but with many subjects that will interest every reader. The book has been written by two passionate Comer family historians - Jennifer and Sharleen Comer, for the Thames 150th Celebrations. They will be speaking from 10.30am.

Venue: School of Mines, Thames
Price: Cost of Book $40.00
Contact: Sharleen Campbell & Jennifer Comer  Ph: 4sharleen@gmail.com
  Email: handmedowns@xtra.co.nz


1:30pm  Tour of Displays at Thames Museum
  The Official Opening for the 150th display at the Thames Museum will start at 1.30pm with a welcome and speeches. Singers from the "Just Harmony" choir will then perform "Hearts of Gold", a song originally composed for the 60th Jubilee in 1927. This will befollowed by an introduction to the new displays, and a video story "Opening the Field - the Native Terms of Agreement" that will screen in the new auditorium. At 2.30pm Allan Berry will launch his new book "Thames - An Early History 1843 to 1920", and this will be followed by afternoon tea.

Venue: Thames Museum, Cnr Pollen & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: Free to attend
Contact: Rosalie Steward  Ph: Tba
  Email: rsteward57@gmail.com


9pm  Walk through John William Hall Arboretum
  Hosted by Thames Forest & Bird Society. Guest Guide, Marcia Sowman will take you on an easy walk through the Arboretum. Before this Rosalie Steward, Storyteller, will tell the story of Hall and the Arboretum.

Venue: Arboretum, Curry Street Entrance
Price: Donation appreciated
Contact: Frances Burton  Ph: 07 8689707
  Email: wharetaare@xtra.co.nz




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