City Gallery

Past event

Verb Festival: Singing the Trail: The Story of New Zealand Mapping

10 November 2019

Since its discovery by humankind, Aotearoa New Zealand has been carved up many times with different kinds of knives. John McCrystal gives an illustrated lecture based on his new book on the different kinds of maps that have articulated Aotearoa. From the aural maps of the Polynesian voyagers to the earliest mapping taonga, from traces of mountains and coastlines to town plans, it's a treasury of cartographical knowledge. Join McCrystal for a visual journey through time, place, and Aotearoa.