Monday, 17 January 2011

Happy Anniversary Day, Southland!

Peter Peryer, Bluff, 1985, gelatin silver print
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989

Here's hoping the bottom of the Mainland is putting on some good weather - today could be the first day the province is united in celebrating its anniversary on the same day! What's more, it marks the 150th anniversary of Southland's founding.

You can read more about Southland's history and the ongoing controversy about when to observe the holiday here and here.

(Any Southland folk reading this - would love to hear from you!)

2 comments:

mary said...

How about a link to Peter P's blog -
http://peryer.blogspot.com/

Amy Williams said...

Hi Mary, thanks for your comment. We've had a link to Peter Peryer's blog in our list of Art Blog links on the right hand of our blog page for quite some time. I really enjoy his poetic writing style! Cheers, Amy