In keeping with the Suffrage Anniversary celebrations, the club was addressed by two high-achieving women, in two quite different fields of
The first was Erin Paterson, a researcher at the Gillies-McIndoe Institute in Lower Hutt. She was awarded a Rotary Scholarship, funded by a cluster of Wellington clubs (including Plimmerton), to spend time at the world-famous Salk Institute in California.
It is hard for us in New Zealand to appreciate the scale and wealth of research in the USA. At the
Erin’s mission was to learn new techniques in Stem cell research and to establish a collaboration for future work.
She went into the technical detail of her laboratory work, which may have gone over the heads of one or two of our members. Nevertheless, it led to lively questioning
Our second speaker was
This began as a tribute to her grandfather, who served in the New Zealand Mounted Rifles during World War 1. In researching his life she had found that the Rifles’ main campaign had been in the Middle East against the
The collection became a touring exhibition which she titled “Sand in the Apricot Jam”. After touring New Zealand it
Rebecca explained the theme and detail behind each of her artworks in a most engaging way.
She has kindly given permission for her Power Point presentation to be shared here. Rebecca_Holden_slide_show
Her contact details are as follows:
- Rebecca Holden
- P: +64 4 5298016
- M: +64 21 0442202
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- W: www.designfarm.co.nz