Victorian Murder Mystery Night for Teens!

Join us for a glamorous banquet at Stirling Hall, a grand Victorian estate, but also the scene of a very mysterious murder!

Who is the murder victim? What was she doing in Stirling Hall? How was she killed? And most importantly, who is her killer? Scandal must be avoided at all cost and it’s up to you to find the killer!

Update: Registrations are now full! 

There are limited suspect roles: Let us know if you are interested but please note that there is no guarantee that you will receive a role. You will be informed if you are successful and will receive character information before the event. If spaces run out, you will be given a bystander role .

Victorian attire is a must, so if you are interested in attending then register now, as spaces will fill quickly!

Murder Mystery Details

  • Saturday 17 August
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Victorian-style attire
  • Ages 13 - 18
  • Free!
  • Registrations required

Lunchtime family history talks with the NZ Society of Genealogists

The Southland Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists presents a week of lunchtime family history talks to celebrate Family History Month.

Located in the Library Meeting Room starting at 12:15pm each day – entry is free and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Each day a different expert will talk about a different family history topic. All welcome.

Family History Week

  • 5 - 9 August
  • 12:15pm
  • Meeting Room
  • Free!




  • Preserving the past for the Future
    Mary Stuart, NZSG Southland
  • Early Bluff birth facts
    Yvonne Service, NZSG Southland




  • Tracing your Whakapapa
    Joe Wakefield




  • Using local resources – a Riverton case study
    John Macmanus, NZSG Southland




  • Discover the Invercargill Archive online
    Amanda Hunter, Invercargill City Libraries & Archives




  • It’s not all on the Internet
    Wendy Shaw

This event is run by the NZ Society of Genealogists