I have been invited to be part of an art research trip to Matiu (or Somes) Island in Wellington Harbour next March - with a view to participating artists making work for a September exhibition. Exciting!
Does anyone have any resources on this location? (So far I have sourced some envelopes from the island on a stamp collecting site - but prices are out of my reach.)
Some interesting history - the island has served as a human and animal quarantine, an internment camp and a military defence position and then there is the sad tale of neighbouring Leper Island.