Oamaru’s Scott 100 celebrations begin today:
On February 10th 1913 the Terra Nova arrived off New Zealand’s little Harbour of Oamaru bearing the news of Scott’s Antarctic expedition and its fate.
This momentous epic of exploration will be marked at the point of return from the Antarctic in the Oamaru Harbour February 6th to 10th 2013.
Oamaru Harbour will come alive with the celebration of a golden age in exploration. 100 years since the Terra Nova arrived off Oamaru Harbour the town will host five days of events including sea and land activities, education and adventure programmes, art, literature and lectures.
6:30am—- Royal New Zealand Navy Ship HMNZS OTAGO arrives & anchors off shore
8:00am—- Morning gun fired & HMNZS OTAGO is dressed for Waitangi Day
9:00am—- HMNZS OTAGO open to visitors (until 2:30pm)-queue at Holmes wharf steps for a boat transfer to Otago between 9am and
————– 2.30pm. Children need to be accompanied by adults, wear stout shoes and be fit enough to climb ladders.
10:00am— Flotilla of Water Craft -Oamaru Harbour
12:00pm— Multi-cultural performances – grassed area near the rail foot overbridge
12:00pm— Boat Displays Mokihi & Double Waka –Harbourside
4:00pm—- Formal Opening of Exhibitions- Forrester Gallery
8:00pm—- The Night Visitors Play by Paul Baker – ODT Ink Box, Oamaru Opera House
8:30pm—- Pre Concert Harbourside Picnic orders will be taken for supper boxes from Annie’s Victorian tearooms up untill Tuesday lunchtime.Timed for dusk audience may wish to bring torches and rugs and cushions to sit on- Steampunk playground
9:00pm—- Waiata and Korero, a Waitangi Day Concert featuring international opera singer Ramonda Taleni- Te Maiharoa,
————– Waiata by Dame Gillian Whitehead and Adrian Mann’s Longest piano in the world-Friendly Bay
The full calendar of events from today until Sunday is here.