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There are 2 ways you can keep up to date with the activities of the Lilburn Residence Trust, and the composers who are living and working in the house:

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Lilburn Residence Trust NewsletterLilburn Residence Trust newsletter, page 1, 2005

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Download previous issues of our newsletter:

  • Issue 13, June 2018 (Page 1 jpeg 757kb) (Page 2 jpeg 789kb): Rob Thorne reflects on his year in Wellington; Lilburn's gate; garden and other maintenance; we welcome Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, our resident 2018-2019
  • Issue 12, June 2017 (563kb PDF): Alison Isadora relishes the opportunity to compose full-time; our success in the Regional Community Awards; maintenance checks reveal an interesting addition to the roof; Wai-te-ata Press celebrates 50 years; Rob Thorne is our next resident
  • Issue 11, June 2016 (465kb PDF): John Elmsly reflects on his year in residence; founding chair, Les Holborow steps down; the Conservation Plan is completed; open day and other celebrations for the Lilburn Centenary; Alison Isadora arriving in July
  • Issue 10, June 2015 (1.1MB PDF): Tabea Squire talks about the work she and Karlo Margetic have completed during their residency; farewell Jack Body; new publications; welcome John Elmsly – our new resident
  • Issue 9, June 2014 (344kb PDF): Dorothy Ker and Jeroen Speak on their year in residence; the house is painted; activities of trustee, Jack Body; a piano is gifted
  • Issue 8, June 2013 (813kb PDF): David Downes reflects; Jeroen Speak and Dorothy Ker return; Philip Norman is the inaugural Lilburn Fellow; the search for a piano
  • Issue 7, May 2012 (276kb PDF): Juliet Palmer's year at the residence; David Downes arrives; we publish and launch A Search for Tradition & A Search for a Language
  • Issue 6, May 2011 (251kb PDF): Chris Gendall talks about his year; Juliet Palmer is the next resident; marking 10 years since Lilburn's death
  • Issue 5, May 2010 (285kb PDF): John Rae's time in the house; Chris Gendall is appointed; insulating the house; restoring the garden
  • Issue 4, May 2009 (372kb PDF): Helen Bowater reflects; John Rae is introduced; farewell to founding trustee and benefactor Dr. Ian Prior
  • Issue 3, August 2007 (565kb PDF): Lyell Cresswell talks about his year; Sam Holloway is appointed; Tanya Ashken's plaque is unveiled; the property receives an Historic Places Trust Category 1 listing
  • Issue 2, May 2006 (731kb PDF): The launch of the house as a composer residence; Gillian Whitehead's time in the house; Lyell Cresswell is returning to take up residence; Philip Norman's biography of Douglas Lilburn is launched
  • Issue 1, December 2005 (880kb PDF): The house is purchased; Gillian Whitehead is the first composer in residence; Historic Places Trust hosts an open house; relationship with the New Zealand School of Music/ Creative New Zealand composer residency

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