Through my Father's Lens


Pukekohe Library, 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe, Auckland

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Thursday 1 December 2022



David Arrowsmith will present a cross-section of historic slides: photographs taken by his father, Donald.

He will endeavour to interpret these images from a 21st-century perspective, providing a backstory from his photo-based memoir, which can be found in the online slide collection.

What emerges is not just wonderful slides but the narrative of an English farmer coming to New Zealand and bringing his English ways, things being quite different in the new country.

Donald Arrowsmith’s story is about an immigrant facing challenges in a new land and his responses to living and farming at Mauku – with Pukekohe as his nearest town.

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