In this HeritageTalk, join Auckland Libraries' Raewynn Robertson to hear about "A doomed battle: the Easter Rising, Dublin, Ireland - 24-29 April 1916".
The Easter Rising was a doomed battle for Irish independence from Britain. This battle which lasted six days over Easter 1916, was planned by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and had support from the Irish Citizens Army (ICA) and other volunteers.
Although ultimately a disaster - the Volunteers were completely outnumbered ten to one by the British troops - the Easter Rising proved to be one of the decisive turning points in Irish history.
Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond? Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories.
HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated.
Space is limited so booking is highly recommended although not always essential. To ensure your place, please phone Research Central on 09 890 2412 or book online.