Katie Cooper: the 19th-century rural kitchen
Dr Katie Cooper grew up on Gore farm and is curator of colonial histories at Te Papa. Her PhD examined the history of rural New Zealand from 1840 to 1940 - focusing on the provision of food in rural communities and its preparation in rural kitchens. But it isn't just about food - the rural kitchen is the perfect vantage point from which to examine the overarching structures of the rural economy and rural society during that century. Katie Cooper is giving a free lunchtime talk on 5 July at the National Library in Wellington.