Archive for September, 2013

Thanks Erica!


This week we were suppose to be going on a mountain bike tour but due to adverse weather this was cancelled and was replaced with a trip to the historic Olveston home instead. Our guide for tour, Erica, was brilliant. She had a lot of knowledge about the house and background of the family that lived there, she answered all of our questions and mentioned some of the challenges a tour guide might face, and of course, what it is like to be one. She managed to relate the tour to our tour guiding course which was really good. With the tour lasting just over an hour of the 35 rooms in the house we got to see about 28 of them. With each room we were given a background into it and what the room was used for, Ange and I got a creepy vibe from one room in particular….


Aimee Kelly



Toitū – Otago Settlers Museum

On the 16th of August our tour guiding class took a wee trip to the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. A shocking change to our usual class outings was the fact that Jessie Dooling and I arrived 20 minutes EARLY!?

Shock horror for everyone.

Our original plan for the museum was changed slightly because Helen had to look after her sick daughter, so Chris came up with an idea (an idea or a punishment, depends on how you feel about public speaking..) for each one of us to walk around and talk about a particular part of the museum two to three minutes. After I was given the news I accidentally spilt my coffee all over my leg!ImageImage 

 After successfully cleaning my mess up I went on to ace my presentation on Dunedin in the 20th Century, where I talked about automobiles and what not and forced the class onto the display tram to pose for possibly embarrassing photos.

 Rian Burrows

Provoke, relate and reveal!

We’ve been learning about interpretation and the different ways it can be communicated such as signs,displays and talks. We’ve spoken about Freeman Tilden and his 6 basic interpretation principles.

Today we completed an assessment about interpretation and the many ways its communicated. We also started researching for an assignment we are doing later in the semester about various landmarks in Dunedin

Amy H