Riccarton and the Deans Family

Christchurch author Joanna Orwin talks about her book Riccarton and the Deans Family: History and Heritage.

Riccarton House book cover by Joanna OrwinRiccarton and the Deans Family: History and Heritage is the story of the Dean's family, Riccarton House, and the Riccarton Bush Reserve. It includes the ecology of pre-European Putaringamotu (Riccarton Bush), the family’s dealings with Māori and farming at Homebush.

Riccarton and the Deans Family: History and Heritage was shortlisted for the New Zealand Heritage Book and Writing Awards in 2016.

Joanna writes fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. Her background is in natural sciences as a plant ecologist and science editor. She also works as a freelance writer and editor on interpretation projects with a focus on natural and cultural heritage. A Canterbury Museum Friends presentation.

A Canterbury Museum Friends Presentation

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4 April 2017 10.15 am – 11.30 am