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Check out the full Heritage Festival Programme, with events running from 5 to 28 October. To help you pick out a few events to attend, we’ve put together the Auckland Heritage Festival Diary so you can take a look at some of the highlights for week four.

NZ boat-building dynasties

When: Friday 25 to Monday 28 October, 10am – 4pm

Where: Te Wero Island, Wynyard Crossing, Auckland Central

Cost: Free, no booking required

The arrival of designer Robert Logan in 1871 signalled a new era in New Zealand boat-building.

Fresh from Scotland, it was natural that he should settle in Auckland. At the time, the country was largely roadless and the settlement was a centre of coastal trade.

Riivalry soon built between Logan and Charles Bailey, another talented boat buildre who had also set up in Auckland.

Both men had sons who followed their trade and boats dominated yachting in this country for 60 years.

This exhibition will showcase:

  • These iconic boat building dynasties
  • Their journey to New Zealand
  • The ongoing contribution to our maritime history and culture.

For more information, visit the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Stepping back into the shed: Westfield Freezing Works 1916 – 1989

When: Saturday 12 October to Saturday 26 October

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Where: Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Cnr Bader Dr and Orly Ave, Māngere

Cost: Free, no booking required

This exhibition celebrates the people, place and community of the Westfield Freezing Works, Ōtāhuhu. It has been thirty years since its closure in 1989.

Just before demolition, photographs, plans and collectible items were rescued from the Westfield site. Items on display will be brought to life by the memories of those who lived and worked there.

Curated by the Te Kura Tāwhiti team at Auckland Libraries, the exhibition covers over a hundred years of the Auckland meat industry.

Exhibition continues running outside of the festival dates until 30 November.

For more information, visit the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Holy Trinity Cathedral: our first mission and missionaries

When: Monday 7 to Monday 28 October

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday, 1pm – 3pm

Where: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 446 Parnell Rd, Parnell

Cost: Koha (donation), no booking required

Bishop George Augustus Selwyn, his wife Sarah, and their contemporaries were early explorers and visionaries.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral sitting on the land purchased by the bishop in 1843 is the result of their vision.

This is an exhibition of journeys, first encounters, settlement and work among early Māori and Pākehā communities.

For more information, visit the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Going beach: how they journeyed to Wenderholm

When: Saturday 5 to Sunday 27 October

  • Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, 1pm – 4pm

Where: Couldrey House and Garden, Wenderholm Regional Park, 37 Schischka Rd, Waiwera

Cost: Adults $5

  • Children (accompanied by an adult) free
  • No booking required

Couldrey House, Wenderholm Regional Park and Waiwera have attracted visitors by sea and land for over 160 years.

Before roads, visitors to the house and holiday makers coming to the beaches came by water.

Our exhibition has something for everyone. You will see a special collection of maritime photographs, and accounts of notable visitors from abroad. Enjoy a children’s area full of the beach side fun of yesteryear.

For more information, visit the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Auckland’s geology: central Auckland volcanoes

When: Sunday 27 October, 10am – 4pm

Where: Meet at the backsteps of Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Newmarket

Cost: Free, no booking required

Geologist and author Bruce Hayward will lead this 8km walk around six of central Auckland’s volcanoes. You will cover Auckland Domain, Grafton, Mt Eden, Te Pou Hawaiki, Mt St John and Mt Hobson.

Bruce will point out places of interest related to the history and growth of the city. He will talk about how the volcanoes and have been partly quarries, built over or turned into heritage parks of Auckland.

Bring some lunch and your walking shoes.

For more information, visit the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

Jemima’s journey

When: Sunday 6 and 27 October, 11am – 4pm

Where: Pukekohe East Church, 95 Runciman Rd, Pukekohe

Cost: Koha (donation), no booking required

Jemima Deerness arrived in Pukekohe East after a seven month voyage from Scotland’s outer islands.

She was the only girl in the settlement and became known as ‘The Pukekohe Girl’.

One of Jemima’s descendants will tell the story of her journey, arrival and interaction with the locals. Descendants of other settlers will tell their stories too.

The story of Jemima’s childhood will be very interesting to children.

For more information, visit the Auckland Heritage Festival website.

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