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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 --- 5 ✃ ✃ BOOKARAMA HOWICK INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HALL CNR PAKURANGA & BOTANY RDS, HOWICK (Off street parking available) 11, 12 & 13 October 2012 Hours -- Thursday 11th 9am-9pm, Friday 12th 9am-5pm, Saturday 13th 9am-4pm Early bird -- ($20 door charge applies) Wednesday 10th 6-9pm WE NEED YOUR PRE-LOVED BOOKS ~ CDs ~ DVDs ~ PUZZLES (in good condition please) Goods can be dropped off at the following places: • Howick Mowers & Cycles, 2 Moore Street, Howick • David Fels Gemtime Jewellers, 53 Picton Street, Howick • Placemakers, 481 Pakuranga Road, Highland Park • Farm Cove Intermediate School, Butley Drive, Pakuranga • Lawn Heat & Leisure, 64a Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga • Carba-Tec NZ Ltd, 110 Harris Road, East Tamaki • Eastern Rentals, 2 Trugood Drive, Pakuranga • The Gallery Café, inside Danske Mobler, Botany Town Centre • Harvey Furnishings, 500 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Books can be collected by calling (after hours) Subhash 577 5522 Colin 535 6443 THIS COUPON IS VALUABLE! enter our lucky draw to win a quality cellini suitcase Clip coupon, complete name and contact details, visit Bookarama, buy some books and drop it into the lucky draw box Howick Rotary thanks all the above businesses for their continued support 118837 Name: Contact phone no: Rotary Club of Howick Inc www.howickrotary.org.nz 117991 OPEN DAY Saturday, October 6, 10am-2pm at our Training Room, Cascade Storage: 12 Ben Lomond Cres, Pakuranga. Ph 576 4500. Come and discover everything COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY has to offer 119421-V4 Learning computer technology together. By Marianne Kelly PRECIOUS Victorian garments dating back as far as 1810 are about to emerge from obscurity on the big screen. Howick flm-makers Nicole van Heerden and Karalisa Dantas were fascinated by a story in the Times about the work of women at Howick Historical Village who catalogue and carefully store the garments for posterity. The oldest in the collection, which numbers close to 2000, is a Jane Austen-style, white muslin dress. The flm-makers have made a 24-minute documentary, Forgot- ten Dresses, which features Pam Taylor, Judy Wilson, Janette Claridge, along with Debra Kane, the village’s collections team leader. The flm gives a glimpse behind the scenes of the 19th century clothing, their stories, the chal- lenges and people who are pre- serving the collection. Stories behind a milkmaid’s dress and a World War I uniform are also recounted, along with the importance of knowing their provenance and danger of losing connections to local people and history because of a lack of ade- quate storage facilities. Ms van Heerden, the documen- tary director, graduated from the masters screen production pro- gramme at the University of Auck- land in 2010, while the producer, Ms Dantas, graduated from Auck- land University with a major in flm, television and media studies. “I like the historical genre and topics, with history coming alive,” Ms van Heerden says. “That’s why this project appeals. We had been to the historical vil- lage before and realised no one knew about these dresses.” The garments, Ms Dantas says, are in gorgeous condition and something to see in real life. “See- ing them tells you about the people who wore them.” Ms van Heerden adds: “The gar- ments seem so far removed from what we wear. “It’s great imagining the stories behind them, the people who wore them, especially the ball dresses and the experiences they had when they wore them.” The women started work on the documentary last September with funding from Auckland Council’s Creative Communities scheme and retirement village group Metlif- ecare, which operates at Highland Park and Pakuranga. The group supports many local community organisations, says Adelina Dantas, of Metlifecare Highlands, who is co-ordinating the documentary’s premiere for the residents and three public showings. “This project was of particular interest because the historical vil- lage is our neighbour and some of our residents were actively involved in the village in the early stages,” she says. “We chose to have the premiere in the Highlands village because we felt the residents would be really interested, and in the theme involving dressmaking and his- tory. “Both of our villages are 25 years old and one resident here remem- bers the Fencibles through her parents and grandparents.” Forgotten Dresses screens at Metlifecare Highlands, 49 Aber- feldy Avenue, Highland Park, from 3-4.30pm on October 4, and at Botany Library at 1pm and 7pm on October 5, and 2pm on October 6. Be 15 minutes early, admission is free, but bookings are necessary. Screenings will be followed with question and answer sessions with a Howick Historical Village repre- sentative. For bookings or more informa- tion about the premiere, phone Adelina Dantas on 533-0610, Kara- lisa Dantas on 021-107-5257, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see online at www.forgotten- dresses.com. Surrounding the stars of the movie, the dresses, are clockwise from back left, Pam Taylor, Judy Wilson, Debra Kane, Janette Claridge, producer Karalisa Dantas and director Nicole van Heerden. Times photo Wayne Martin Gorgeous dresses on show HERITAGE Remembering our history By Marianne Kelly AOTEAROA'S past and the 1800s Victorian way of life will be celebrated during two special events at a heritage village. The Howick Historical Village is planning the events as part of the Auckland Council- sponsored Auckland Heritage Festival. The festival, which started last Saturday and runs until October 14, is dubbed "celebrating Auckland's past, as part of our present". Herbs and plants in the heritage garden will be discussed during a conducted walk and talk with the historical village's gardener. The event takes place from 1-2.30pm this Friday. Next week, village conservator Deeksha Bhardwaj gives a talk entitled "an insight into painting conservation". The illustrated chat, which will be from 1-2.30pm on October 12, is expected to interest students and the general public. Visitors will get a close-up view of damaged paintings in the village collection and the work Mrs Bhardwaj has been doing with them. She'll also give an overview of art conservation, show examples of the work and do a simple demonstration. Other special activities for families with children on the two days include a treasure hunt, Victorian crafts and photo opportunities in Fencible costume. More than 200 events are being held throughout Auckland during the festival, including heritage walks, talks, tours and exhibitions. A special event will celebrate the legacy of Sir John Logan Campbell, the father of Auckland, who died 100 years ago. n For more information about the village and its monthly live days, phone 576-9506, or see online at www.fencible.org.nz. More information about the Auckland Heritage Festival is at www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz.
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