Thursday, August 25, 2011

Auckland Heritage Festival 2011


For the first time, the Heritage Festival started by Auckland City (and the North Shore's own festival which used to run just a little after Auckland's) has now expanded with the Super City to encompass the whole of the region. Over 200 events are advertised. I'm taking part in five of them (and a sixth just outside the period).


The total list of events can be found here. Or, if you're real quick,you can pick up a booklet from your local library (Auckland region).

The events I'm involved with:

Puketapapa Heritage Exhibition and Talk
Date: 17 September
Time: 1.30-2pm
Venue: The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland.
Cost: FREE
Booking required: No
Phone: 09 620 9257 or 0275 471 926

A photographic display of local heritage images will be set up from Monday 12 September in the photography gallery of the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, and an informative talk will be given by local history expert Lisa Truttman on our interesting local history.
(Here, I'm going to try to help give the Mt Roskill crew a hand in getting their new historical society going.)


Anglican Parish of St Judes – Another night with Avondale’s pioneers

Date: 17 September
Time: 7.30-9pm
Venue: George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery, cnr Rosebank Road and Orchard Street, Avondale
Cost: FREE
Booking required: No
Phone: 09 626 5381
A guided tour through Avondale's oldest cemetery, the George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery, with dramatic presentations from some of Avondale's pioneers. 
(I'll be Ann Fletcher Jackson).

Avondale Library: How to be a property detective - talk by Lisa Truttman
Date: 21 September
Time: 10.30am
Venue: Avondale Library, local history section, 93 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Cost: FREE
Booking required: No
Phone: 09 374 1310
How to find heritage information on your property. Lisa is an Avondale and Waterview local historian.
(I gave the same talk at Auckland Central Library on August 10. Apparently, according to the librarians, 38 turned up for that one. I think it went well.)

Avondale Library: Heritage walk conducted by Lisa Truttman
Date: 29 September
Time: 10.30am
Venue: Avondale Library, local history section, 93 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Cost: FREE
Booking required: No
Phone: 09 374 1310
Visit the heritage sites of Avondale.

Pt Chevalier Library: Local history talk
Date: 28 September
Time: 10.30am
Venue: Pt Chevalier Library, Cnr Great North and Pt Chevalier Roads
Cost: FREE
Booking required: No
Phone: 09 374 1322
Rifles and Targets: The Origins of Pt Chevalier.By Lisa Truttman. Editor of Pt Chevalier Times


and ... just outside the AHF period, another Avondale heritage walk on 5 October, same details as above.


So, if anyone wonders why the blog may be a little quieter than usual over the next month or so --- there's my excuse. Not dead -- just a wee touch frantic.

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