Keepers of History

The first 100 copies have been signed by author Renée Hollis!

New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories.

In 2017, Renée Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way she met opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation — the oldest hip-hop group in the world! Her goal in compiling the book was to preserve New Zealand history by sharing the stories and memories of our eldest citizens. She wants all people to value the elderly and to read and appreciate their stories and contribution to our society. Most importantly, she wants to ensure that that they are not forgotten and do not become invisible in our communities, but instead are honoured and celebrated. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived through history and whose message of resilience has so much to offer the generations that have followed.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775593805 | Hardcover | 235 x 191 mm / 9.25 x 7.5 inches | 288 Pages | Colour

Renée Hollis has been called the ‘grey whisperer’ on her travels throughout New Zealand, interviewing centenarians in their homes, on their farms and in retirement villages. She has a unique ability to draw out remarkable stories, as she interacts with the individual and their family members. Renée feels deeply that it has been a privilege and honour to spend time with these precious souls and record their oral history. Prior to her career as an author, Renée was a primary school teacher in New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Botswana.

The New 90 – Keepers of History at The Auckland Writers Festival
19/05/2019
Tickets $20-$25

Sunday 19th May 2019
10am
ASB Theatre,  Aotea Centre 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Ten decades have passed since the end of the First World War. In that time the world has turned, but by how much? We track the last 100 years with three centenarians, featured alongside stories from Renée Hollis’s Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories. Lamborghini-driving Gordon Brown (who once raced for Bruce McLaren), WWII medical officer and surgeon Bob Mulligan, and the oldest Justice of the Peace in the country Sunday Millar, share reflections with Michele A’Court on what has changed and what has stayed the same.

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Keepers of History at The Nelson Positive Aging Expo
22/03/2019
FREE event
Friday 22nd March 2019
10am – 3pm
Headingly Centre Headingly Lane, Richmond

Come and meet Renée Hollis the author of Keepers of History at The Positive Ageing Expo. The event is free.

Renée interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way she met opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation — the oldest hip-hop group in the world! From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived through history and whose message of resilience has so much to offer the generations that have followed.

Renée will be among 80+ stallholders. There will be seminars, demonstrations and a chance to have a go at a range of activities, games as well as getting quick health checks.

The Positive Ageing Expo is a collaboration with Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Positive Aging Forum, Age Concern and Ministry of Social Development.

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Previous events

Nelson Book Launch for Keepers of History
23/03/2019
FREE event
Saturday 23th March 2019
2pm
Elma Turner Library
27 Halifax Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010

Come along to the Nelson book launch. See the book for the first time and get one signed. Renee is looking forward to thanking her support in Nelson, celebrating the book and the people in it.

 

Napier Book Launch for Keepers of History
26/03/2019
FREE event
Tuesday 26th March 2019
1pm
Bupa Gladys Mary Care Home, 7 Glamorgan Ave, Napier

Come along to the Napier book launch of Keepers Of History. See the book for the first time and get one signed.

It will be a chance to celebrate the book and the people in it.

Whangarei Book Launch for Keepers of History
28/03/2019
FREE event
Thursday 28th March 2019
2pm
Bupa Merrivale Retirement Village, 61 Winger Crescent, Whangarei

Come along to the Whangarei book launch. See the book for the first time and get one signed. Renee is looking forward to thanking her support in Whangarei, celebrating the book and the people in it.

 

Rotorua Book Launch for Keepers of History
29/03/2019
FREE event

Friday 29th March 2019
11am
Bupa The Gardens Retirement Village, 15 Hodgkins Street, Rotorua, 3015

Come along to the Rotorua book launch. See the book for the first time and get one signed. It will be a chance to celebrate
the book and the people in it.

 

Tauranga Book Launch for Keepers of History
30/03/2019
FREE event

Saturday 30th March 2019
10am
Bupa Cedar Manor Care Home, 30 Sixth Avenue, Tauranga, 3110

Come along to the Tauranga book launch. See the book for the first time and get one signed. Renee is looking forward to thanking her support in Tauranga, celebrating the book and the people in it.

 

Paraparaumu Book Launch for Keepers of History
31/03/2019
FREE event

Sunday 31st March 2019
2pm
Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu

Come along to the Paraparaumu book launch. See the book for the first time and get one signed. Renee is looking forward to thanking her support in Paraparaumu, celebrating the book and the people in it.

 

Wellington Book Launch for Keepers of History
1/04/2019
FREE event

Monday 1st April 2019
9.30am
Bupa Fergusson Retirement Village, 8 Ward Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington

 

Masterton Book Launch for Keepers of History
1/04/2019
FREE event

Monday 1st April 2019
1.30pm
Hedleys Books 150 Queen St, Masterton, New Zealand 5888

Join us for the launch of Keepers of History, which includes the story of local legend Haddon Donald.

In 2017, Renée Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way she met opera singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation — the oldest hip-hop group in the world! From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived through history and whose message of resilience has so much to offer the generations that have followed.

 

Christchurch Book Launch for Keepers of History
04/04/2019
FREE event

Thursday 4th April 2019
10am
Bupa Cashmere View Retirement Village, 72 Rose Street, Christchurch

Come along to the Christchurch book launch. See the book for the first time and get one signed. Renee is looking forward to thanking her support in Christchurch, celebrating the book and the people in it.

Dunedin Book Launch: Keepers of History
06/04/2019
FREE event

Saturday 6th April 2019
11am
Dunedin Public Libraries
230 Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand 9058

In 2017, Renée Hollis interviewed 120 people over the age of 100, living in every region of New Zealand. Along the way she met opera
singers and farmers, a politician and a racing car driver, a nun and a freedom fighter with Gandhi, and even a member of Hip Operation
— the oldest hip-hop group in the world! From the everyday to the extraordinary, these are the stories of people who have lived
through history and whose message of resilience has so much to offer the generations that have followed.

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