Te Papa holds 41 diaries and nearly 7000 negatives and prints from Horowhenua farmer, photographer, tramper, geologist, archaeologist, ethnologist, son, brother, husband and father George Leslie Adkin.
He wrote his diary daily for all 60 years of his adult life, from 1905 to 1964.
Help transcribe Leslie Adkin’s diaries
This summer, we are running a small pilot project, inviting volunteers to help us transcribe Leslie Adkin’s diaries. The transcriptions will make these daily details of New Zealand history easier to search and discover, and will support the Life 100 Years Ago World War I centenary commemoration project, which shares history in “real time” via daily tweets.
We are now inviting volunteers to our pilot transcription workshop, at Te Papa next Friday, 24th January, from 10am til 4pm. We will have a little light lunch, a guest speaker, and a beautiful view of the sea.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place, and please bring your laptop if you can (let us know if this isn’t possible).
We hope to be ready to invite online volunteers soon, too, so that those who can’t make it on the day of the workshop can still be involved!