Friday, September 16, 2016

See you at the library

The new Manukau Courier includes a plug for the presentation Paul Janman and I will be giving next Thursday at Otahuhu's fine public library. Ours will be the first of a series of public lectures that the Otahuhu librarians have named Toia Talks.*

The photograph republished in the Courier was taken shortly before Paul and I started our humbling trek up the Great South Road, and shows me with my chest puffed out and my belly extended beyond my jeans. By the time we'd climbed the two hundred exhausting kilometres from Kihikihi to Newmarket the gut had shrunk, despite numerous medicinal stops at taverns along the way, and chest-puffing seemed absurd.

Next Wednesday Paul and I will be showing some images we picked up on our odyssey, and talking about the people and places they show.

*I'd like to think that the name of the lecture series refers, in some subterranean, perhaps subconscious way, to one of the most fascinating characters in nineteenth century New Zealand history, the Hokianga spiritualist and secessionist Hone Toia. Toia held seances where he delivered, in a 'whistling, sighing' voice, the instructions of an anti-colonial god, and in 1898 he led a small group of men in an abortive armed rebellion against the attempts of Wellington to impose a tax on the dogs of the Hokianga. Toia and his movement, which was sometimes called Te Whiowhio, after the whistling sound the god's voice made, are important players in Kendrick Smithyman's epic poem Atua Wera.

[Posted by Scott Hamilton]

10 Comments:

Blogger cliavaa said...

Is this talk on Wednesday or Thursday? The Courier article says September 22, which is Thursday. Here you say Wednesday.

12:22 pm  
Anonymous Scott said...

Hi Christine,

it's Wednesday! Pity if the Courier has given Thursday. Be great to see you there. I'd very much like to talk with you about my recent trip to Vanuatu and discussions about blackbirding there.

2:32 pm  
Blogger Paul Janman said...

Sorry Scott but the talk is definitely on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd. Better change this in the blog.

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Blogger Richard said...

I had a dread where, for some reason I was going to official events where Scott was giving a speech at the start of (it seemed like school sports events or some "important" event, and we were at the same table. At one event I felt great as it was sponsored by some big shots and I got a really good suit (I have almost never worn a suit) and I was excited. But then an awful event occurred. Scott lost his good pen. In the dream I hadn't stolen it. But I felt guilty as I had been gifted, by the "big shots" a really great pen, like the one Scott lost, but I gave him a pen (I know the pen I have, I sometimes use it for cleaning my ears out, when they itch!). Comrade Scottus was suspicious, and wanted to know why I carried such a pen (the deep implication being I had stolen his great pen)....Then the dream faded away.

Perhaps all this means that Scott will turn up to on the wrong day, give the wrong speech, and when he goes to find the pen (he will feel bereft, possibly even emasculated by the old male, Taylor, having his pen or by having a better pen): he needs to sign something, his favourite pen, it wont be there,and he will then say: "Damn that Taylor! It is clear why things aren't going so well!!" The speeches, though, were all good (but the atmosphere as in all my dreams, was somehow disturbing), as the "teams" always chose Scott to give the speech at these events....(whatever they were)...

10:09 am  
Blogger Richard said...

But Scott, it appears it is on Thursday Scott!

10:10 am  
Anonymous Scott said...

Great dream Richard! I am not the smoothest of public performers, but one of the most nerve-wracking shows I've put on this year probably came recently when I had to read a book to an audience at my oldest son's kindergarten recently. You can really feel the fragility of those kids' attention and the fierceness and irreversability of their judgments...

I suspect Paul'll do much of the talking tomorrow night. He has a lot of really interesting images to show.

2:05 pm  
Anonymous Scott said...

Oops: Thursday night!

2:06 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Yes. I usually forget dreams. Mostly they are frightening and I hate them. In general I hate dreaming. Fortunately we forget them, mostly. A dream is a good device to use in a novel or a poem, but often it is hard to see why and author includes a dream. To add depth perhaps. Yes, children are hard to keep concentrating. I used to love listening to my mother read.

Children definitely judge things for sure.

I've been the Santa Claus at quite a few childrens events over the years!

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