The Friends of the Turnbull Library (FoTL) supports the work of the Alexander Turnbull Library, and promotes public interest in the Library’s collections.
Titiro ki muri kia whakatika ā mua.
Preserving the past to enlighten the future.
The Alexander Turnbull Library is a guardian of our heritage, a great research institution serving the general public and scholars in the fields of historical research, literary, cultural and genealogical studies.
This year, we celebrate the centenary of Alexander Turnbull’s gift of his library to the nation in 1918. One of our centenary events has been a creative writing competition for school pupils, in two categories, years 9-10 and years 11-13. We have had more than 200 entries and here are the winners:
In the Yr 11-13 category, the winner is: CHARLOTTE BOYLE of Cashmere High School, Christchurch (“Crotchety crochet”); and runner-up is: LIA HORSLEY OF Hastings Girls High School, Hastings (“Bȃc sī”).
In the Yr 9-10 category, the winner is: KRISTEN ROXBURGH of Selwyn College, Auckland (“Right side up”); and runner-up is: EARINA SAVINELLI of Whakatane High School, Whakatane (“The Haircut”).
See our separate competition for school pupils for more information.
ALL RESULTS ARE NOW ON THE BULLETIN BOARD INCLUDING THE HIGHLY COMMENDED ENTRIES