Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Otago Early Settlers Museum - camp
Prior to visiting the Chinese gardens we learnt all about the history of the Chinese and their arrival in Otago. Alot of this information was not new to us as we had learnt about the involvement of the Chinese in the goldrush days when we studied the 150th celebrations of the discovery of gold in Lawrence earlier this year. It was great to re-visit this and learn some new information too. From the Early Settlers Museum, we went and viewed the Chinese gardens, then came back to the museum and made some chinese lanterns in small groups. We were also given a fortune cookie each - some of us had surprisingly relevant 'fortunes'. Mrs O couldn't stop laughing when she read hers..... 'You should not confuse your career with your life'.