Explore Southland stories at the Oral History Taster session

Here at the Southland Oral History Project we adamantly believe that in this changing world of communication there is something special about the tradition of oral storytelling and immense value in the art of listening. That not only does everyone’s story matter, but that Southland has a unique voice and story to tell.

Does this sound like something you’d like to know more about? Keen to be involved? Then come along to the Southland Oral History Project taster session where we’ll tell you all about the Project and how you can contribute. It would be wonderful to see you there.

Heritage Month

This event is part of Heritage Month; during March the Archives, Family History and Oral History teams are escaping the office, hitting the road and parking their caravan at locations all over Southland.

Shakespeare in the Park, at the Library!

Join us next Monday, 11 February for a very special lunchtime presentation of select scenes from this year’s Shakespeare in the Park show; the Rude Mechanicals’ Revival! This event is free for all ages, and will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Rude Mechanicals’ Revival will be playing at Queens Park from 13 – 16 February. Visit the link below to find more information.

The Great Escape Launch Party! A fun, free event for kids!

The Great Escape is our summer reading challenge, for all ages! This year, we will be hosting a fun, free launch event for kids! 

We will have face painting, a photo booth, and lucky dip prizes for kids present on the day! The Santa Parade starts at 2:00pm so come in early and have some fun at the Library before securing a great spot to watch the parade out front!

Key Info

What to expect

Lucky Dips!

(while stocks last!)

Photo Booth!

Face painting!

Family Fun!

Meet the Oral Historians

When: Tuesday 20 November, 3:00pm
Where: Invercargill Public Library

Come along and meet those behind the Southland Oral History Project. The project aims to capture Southland stories as a collective memory of what it is to be part of this community. 

The Project is actively supported by Heritage South and the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives and run with the help of amazing local volunteers. Come along and talk to our interviewers about what they do and how you can get involved and support the project.